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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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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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eagle and crow on boat

Photos of the Day: Pelagic Pirates?

Islander Thomas Hayward shared this shot of “pirates” aboard his boat moored just north of Bainbridge Island’s Battle Point. It’s a rare occasion when eagles and crows coexist, which begs the question, who is the captain and who is the lookout? Here are photos of a crow harassing a beleaguered bald eagle, by wildlife photographer and…

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Thing 1 and Thing 2

Photo of the Day: Thing 1 and Thing 2 Lead the Ladies on the Links

Marguerite Kondracke and Salli Middleton don’t usually sport blue hair. But today, July 15, for the Wing Point Country Club Ladies Club Field Day Tournament, these two tournament organizers not only donned the wigs but also put on the blue tutus of the Dr. Seuss classic characters. The tournament was Seuss themed, and many participants…

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great blue heron on eagle harbor piling

Photos of the Day: Dawn Lookout

The most patient of creatures, this great blue heron stood watch on Bainbridge’s Eagle Harbor at dawn. Watch out fishes. Photos courtesy of Jay Wiggs.                                    

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barry hoonan odyssey

Photos of the Day: Odyssey Teacher Gets a Water Balloon Send off on His Way to Harlem

Bainbridge Island’s Odyssey Multiage Program has a bracing tradition that got a new twist this week. Each June Odyssey’s graduating 6th graders have a water balloon broken over their heads while running down a long line of the entire school student body (1st-8th grade), yelling “look out world, here I come,” and high-fiving the whole way. This week Odyssey’s 5/6…

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Graduation 2014

Photos of the Day: Congrats to the Graduates, 2014

Congratulations, Class of 2014. The Spartan Class of 2014 gathered with hundreds of friends and family today at the BHS football stadium for commencement ceremonies. Photos by Sarah Lane.

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female rufous hummingbird with fuchsia

Photos of the Day: Hummer Heaven!

This female rufous hummingbird is sucking nectar through her tube-like tongue from a fuchsia flower. Fuchsias and other tubular flowers are great attractors of hummingbirds. You also can put out a feeder with a sugar water mixture of about one-quarter cup of sugar per cup of water. Skip the food coloring. Make sure to change…

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101st birthday

Photo of the Week: Two Islanders Hit the Big 101

Yesterday, May 27, Islanders Ruth Marx and Eleanor Deines celebrated their 101st birthdays at The Madison Avenue House. They were given bouquets of flowers. The Governor’s office sent them centurion declarations. Related Story Birthday Girl “Skipper” Turns 100 on Mother’s Day, Gives Insight into Life and Longevity Photo by Molly Brumley.

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Pay Here sign Battle Point Park

Photos of the Day: Parking Fee Station at Battle Point Park ‘a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen’

[Before contacting the Park District, please read to the end of this article.] Apparently the Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District has instituted a new parking fee at Battle Point Park. The $5 rate seems steep by any measure, especially since parking there historically has been free. Adding injury to insult, the Park District is not…

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eagle eating on piling at end of Toe Jam Hill Road

Photo of the Week: Fine Dining at Sunset

The warm sunny weather Saturday, April 12, brought many of us outside for evening eating. Here is one Bainbridge Island diner enjoying the sunset. Thank you Don Willott for sharing this beautiful photograph of a bald eagle feeding last night near Toe Jam Hill Road.                      …

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dogs in chairs

Photos of the Day: Guard Dogs Use Subtle Mind Control to Defend Bainbridge Home

This pair of Aussies on Spargur Loop was so confident in their mental prowess that they never roused from their chairs (shielded from the rain under the garage eve) and only croaked out a few token barks at me today as I rode my bicycle up their street. Luckily a fence kept me safe, and ”the…

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rainbow by joe michael

Photo of the Day: Blinded by Rainbows

Here is one blindingly brilliant rainbow captured yesterday, March 29, from northeast Bainbridge Island by Joe Michael. Joe used his Nikon 300 lens with a slow shutter to capture the stunning arch of colors caused by the refraction and dispersion of sunlight by rain.

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Rooster Head Falls from Sky

Possibly Chicken Little had good reason to conclude that “The sky is falling, the sky is falling” after seeing a decapitated rooster head careening Earthward. A Bainbridge Islander and her boys recently discovered this head on the sidewalk near Wilkes Elementary School and shared their photo of it with Inside Bainbridge. She said she heard…

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mount rainier by joe michael

Photos of the Day: Chilly Hilly?

Our big mountain over yonder is still thoroughly snow shrouded. Thanks Joe Michael for sharing this shot taken during a clear moment this week. That view never gets old.                   Photo of Mount Rainier courtesy of Bainbridge Island photographer Joe Michael.

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newt

Photos of the Day: A Beaut of a Newt and Its Only Predator

Kathy Haskin was out hiking with her daughter over the weekend when they spotted this diminutive Bainbridge Island resident. Curious to learn more, they contacted IslandWood’s “amphibian/reptile expert extraordinaire” Christina Doherty. Doherty readily identified the amphibian as a rough-skinned newt, also known as Taricha granulosa. Rough-skinned newts carry a deadly neurotoxin in their bodies that…

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ransoms with red floater

Updates on Bainbridge UFO (Unidentified Floating Object)

More information has surfaced about the large red capsule-shaped UFO we reported sighted on the beach at 4252 Crystal Springs Drive yesterday, February 27. At least two other Bainbridge Islanders found the mystery floater washed ashore near their homes in the last week. On February 20, the Ransoms discovered it on their Pleasant Beach Drive beach and responded with…

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Honey Buckets at Battle Point Park

Photo of the Week: Chilly Hilly Remains of the Day

Some 4,000 riders of all ages were expected to ride the 2014 Chilly Hilly today, February 23. The final count is not in, but lousy weather tends to reduce the numbers. Nevertheless, a whole lot of bikers huffed up and breezed down our Bainbridge Island hills today, and they did it with guts and gumption…

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coyotes fighting over sheep carcass

Photo Essay: Coyotes Fight for Sheep Carcass on Runamuck Ranch

[Read our followup to this story.] Bainbridge Island photographer Pete Saloutos rolled out of bed early Sunday morning, February 9, to capture what he expected would be idyllic landscape shots of Bainbridge Island shrouded in snow. What he stumbled upon on his way home after shooting snowy Battle Point Park turned out to be far…

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