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680 People on Bainbridge Have Head Lice: Lice Girls to the Rescue

Lice Girls co-owner Sarah Frost estimates, based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) national data and a seasonal increase, that about 680 people on Bainbridge Island currently have lice. Frost also notes that the average case of lice lasts—yikes—3 to 6 months. Lice Are Not Nice, But Lice Girls Are  The last thing Sarah Frost and…

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BHS Alum Caitlin Boone Honored as Outstanding Grad from Western WA University

Bainbridge High School (BHS) graduate Caitlin Boone has been honored as the Outstanding Graduate of the Engineering Technology Department of Western Washington University. Faculty members from each academic departments select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus…

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Ted Rought

Retirement Exodus from BIPD—Senior Clerk Ted Rought Tries Again to Retire

Four long-time BIPD employees—Lieutenant Phil Hawkins, Lieutenant Chris Jensen, Officer Steve Cain, and Senior Police Clerk Ted Rought—are turning in their uniforms (three of them within about 30 days of one another) and moving on to other things, leaving the BIPD short-handed at a time of increased police participation in community events designed to regain public confidence….

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Officer Steve Cain

Retirement Exodus from BIPD—Officer Steve Cain Waves Farewell

Four long-time BIPD employees—Lieutenant Phil Hawkins, Lieutenant Chris Jensen, Officer Steve Cain, and Senior Police Clerk Ted Rought—are turning in their uniforms (three of them within about 30 days of one another) and moving on to other things, leaving the BIPD short-handed at a time of increased police participation in community events designed to regain…

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Darren Smith with his daughter Meghan

Bainbridge Dad Turns Ironman to Raise Money to Fight Daughter’s Cancer

Darren and Lynn Smith had been living on Bainbridge Island with their baby Meghan for a little over a year when they heard the words every loving parent fears most: Your child has leukemia. The day 15-month-old Meghan was diagnosed, the family of three was instructed to go directly to Seattle Children’s Hospital, where Meghan…

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Lt. Chris Jensen

Retirement Exodus from BIPD—Lt. Chris Jensen Looks Back on 24 Years

There is no single impetus for a series of Bainbridge Island Police Department retirements that is hitting the department at the same time that two staff members are recovering from on-the-job injuries and one is on maternity leave. But four long-time BIPD employees—Lieutenant Phil Hawkins, Lieutenant Chris Jensen, Officer Steve Cain, and Senior Police Clerk…

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An Indian Residential School Survivor Tells Her Story

After over 40 years, Janice Danielson, Manager of Bainbridge Self Storage and U-Haul, still has nightmares every night about the time she spent incarcerated in an Indian “residential school” as a child. She says in her dreams she is always trying to get out and get home, but she can’t. Danielson, who now works on…

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Bainbridge-Based Photographer Pete Saloutos Brings Back Pieces of Iceland

Pete Saloutos is a busy guy, and he likes it that way. He doesn’t sleep much, getting up at 3 a.m. when the rest of us are turning over for the second half of a night’s rest. He loves his work, submitting 200-300 images to photo agencies a day—yes, a day. And he thrives on…

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Aaron Bludorn

BHS Grad Just Named Exec Chef at NYC’s Michelin-Starred Cafe Boulud

Aaron Bludorn, who graduated from BHS in 2002, just achieved what in the food world is the equivalent of being named a department head at an Ivy League school: He is the new Executive Chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant, New York City’s elite and très bon Café Boulud, which Michelin says “seldom disappoints.” That’s Michelingo…

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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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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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