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Dr. Frank Kitamoto Remembered

This afternoon, April 6, Dr. Frank Kitamoto, was remembered by family at friends at a ceremony at Woodward Middle School. Kitamoto was one of the 227 Bainbridge Japanese Americans and 120,000 Japanese Americans across the country forcibly relocated to detention camps during World War II. Kitamoto dedicated his life to preserving the history of Japanese…

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Groves and Leon

Human Remains Detection Canine Team from Bainbridge Part of FEMA Recovery Effort in Oso

Bainbridge Islander Anthea Groves usually spends her weeks working for the Pegasus Coffee Roasting Facility on Day Road where she has been a bagger and delivery person for the past 14 years. Her co-worker Lee Robinson, who is the office manager there, says that this week Groves is on a different mission: Along with her…

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Frank Kitamoto

Frank Kitamoto, 1939-2014, Bainbridge Oral Historian and Dentist

Frank Kitamoto, the President of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and a well-known dentist on the island, died Saturday, March 15. Kitamoto was one of the 227 Bainbridge Japanese Americans and 120,000 Japanese Americans across the country forcibly relocated to detention camps during World War II. At the time he was only two and…

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Population One

Bainbridge High Grad Talks About Life with Autism, Bullying, and His New Book

Like a lot of 19 year olds, Tyler McNamer likes to write, listen to music, and dance. But unlike most, he has published a book, and even more unlikely, he wrote his book through the particular lens of his own autism: Population: ONE—Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed. By McNamer’s own description, people with autism…

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Take a Look Inside: An Exhibit of Our Best People Profiles

From artists to chefs to farmers to eccentrics to survivors, little Bainbridge Island is home to more than its share of people with talent, style, personality, and guts. Part of it is privilege, but part of it is a capital of creativity and intellect here that has tended to expand by the law of attraction….

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Katherine E. Warren

Bainbridge Island’s Katherine Warren Named 2014 Rhodes Scholar

Harvard University class of 2013 graduate Katherine E. Warren is a Bainbridge Islander, and now she can call herself a Rhodes Scholar too. Warren was just named one of 83 recipients from around the world (and one of 32 American students) of the prestigious postgraduate award supporting study at the University of Oxford. The award is…

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A Tribute to Islander and Decorated Vet John ‘Bud’ Hawk

Medal of Honor recipient and World War II veteran John “Bud” Hawk, who grew up on a five-acre chicken ranch in Rolling Bay and graduated from BHS, died last week on November 4 at the age of 89. During a battle near Chambois, France, on the 20th of August, 1944, after being injured in the…

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You’re a Bainbridge Dad If . . .

You’re a Bainbridge Island dad if you read IslandMoms; you recovered from the emasculation of owning a minivan by purchasing a sh*t-kicker pickup truck; you are volunteer-coaching for your kid(s)’ sports team (rain or shine!); your daughter has the tightest fast pitch around because you (thought) you wanted a boy; now that you’ve served as…

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You’re a Bainbridge Mom If . . .

You’re a Bainbridge Island mom if you hate speeders but drive like you’re gunning the Bat Mobile when it’s time to catch the ferry, pick up your kid(s) from school, and/or drop off your kid(s) at soccer practice; you try really hard not to put people in “on-Island”/”off-Island” categories; you wear makeup to create the…

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Suspicious Death of Susan Martin Ruled a Stroke; Celebration of Life Event Sunday

by Beverly Martin Susan Martin, age 54, of Bainbridge Island, Washington, unexpectedly passed away in her home from a massive stroke on Thursday, September 12th, 2013. Born July 23rd 1959 in Berkeley, California, to parents James and Helen Martin of Pacific Grove, California, Susan grew up in Moraga, California. There she graduated with Honors from…

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Bob Burkholder

Bainbridge Activist, Aviator, Author, and Actor Bob Burkholder Dies at 90

There are a lot of things to know about Islander Bob Burkholder, who died early Friday morning, September 13, at the age of 90. But perhaps the main thing to know about him, as evident from conversations with his friends, is that he cared deeply about whatever it was he was involved in—and there were…

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Officer Victor Cienega

Spotlight on Cops: Officer Victor Cienega on Off-the-Wall Bainbridge Calls

National Police Week, from May 13-18, honors the memory of law enforcement officers who gave their lives on the job. At Inside Bainbridge, we’re using the occasion to focus on officers who currently put their lives on the line for the citizens of Bainbridge Island. Each day this week, Monday through Friday, we’ll introduce you…

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Spotlight on Cops: Officer Lundgren on BI Parking Enforcement—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

National Police Week, from May 13-18, honors the memory of law enforcement officers who gave their lives on the job. At Inside Bainbridge, we’re using the occasion to focus on officers who currently put their lives on the line for the citizens of Bainbridge Island. Each day this week, Monday through Friday, we’ll introduce you…

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Aimee LaClaire

Spotlight on Cops: Officer LaClaire Discusses BI Eccentricity, Adrenaline Addiction, and Picking the Best Bananas

National Police Week, from May 13-18, honors the memory of law enforcement officers who gave their lives on the job. At Inside Bainbridge, we’re using the occasion to focus on officers who currently put their lives on the line for the citizens of Bainbridge Island. Each day this week, Monday through Friday, we’ll introduce you…

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Detective Mike Tovar

Spotlight on Cops: Mike Tovar—Detective by Day, SWAT by Night

National Police Week, from May 13-18, honors the memory of law enforcement officers who gave their lives on the job. At Inside Bainbridge, we’re using the occasion to focus on officers who currently put their lives on the line for the citizens of Bainbridge Island. Each day this week, Monday through Friday, we’ll introduce you…

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Lieutenant Bob Day

Spotlight on Cops: Lt Bob Day Discusses Denial on BI and the Threat of Terrorism Here

National Police Week, from May 13-18, honors the memory of law enforcement officers who gave their lives on the job. At Inside Bainbridge, we’re using the occasion to focus on officers who currently put their lives on the line for the citizens of Bainbridge Island. Each day this week, from Monday through Friday, we’ll introduce…

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Skipper 100 years old

Birthday Girl “Skipper” Turns 100 on Mother’s Day, Gives Insight into Life and Longevity

Catherine Burr Tripp, or “Skipper” as she is known to most, has come full circle on the great wheel of life. By living a full century, she has done something accomplished by only about 1 in 6,000 people, or 0.0173% of the human population. Given that Skipper has 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren…

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Jenni Wymer jumping an Oxer on Crunch

“Proof of Life” at the Hwy 305 and Lovgreen Rd Equestrian Facility

Inside Bainbridge received an intriguing message. The family who owns the large property on the southeast corner of Highway 305 and Lovgreen Road contacted us to share “proof of life” that their horse training facility is indeed active and thriving. You’ve passed it a thousand times, right? It’s the large bucolic property with horse jumps. Proof…

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The Man Who Dares to Love the “Better-off-Dead” Dogs Expands Their Territory

[Read the latest news from December 24, 2013, about the OAS dogs.] Steve Markwell is the man who takes our most brutalized, neglected, and feral best friends—the chained, beaten, and abandoned ones so wounded or wild they’re unsuited for regular human homes; the hoarder and puppy mill cases; the coyote or wolf hybrids; the feral dogs other…

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An Interview with “Best Chef” Hitchcock Owner Brendan McGill

If Brendan McGill has a “thing” it’s the real thing, as in real food and being a real guy. Sound simple? It is, and yet it’s hard to find in the food(ie) world, where pomp and pomposity often posture as good eats and talent. Localism is a big-time buzz word these days, often paid more…

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