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Unofficial Election Results: All the Numbers

Here are the unofficial election results from tonight’s races. Registration and Turnout  Total ballots cast: 37,636 votes, 24.4 percent Initiative Measure No. 1366  Yes 20,196, 55.1% No 16,433, 44.9% Initiative Measure No. 1401 Yes 26,678, 72.5% No 10,127, 27.5% Advisory Vote No. 10 Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1449  Repealed 17,989, 50.0% Maintained 17,959, 50.0% Advisory…

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Islander’s Memoir of ‘Living Closer to the Ground’ Picked up by Patagonia

Bainbridge Island writer Dylan Tomine spent a year exploring the food options available for foraging in the Puget Sound environment and then wrote a book about it. Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, In the Woods and at the Table was just re-released last month, fully revised, in paperback format by Patagonia,…

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Letter to the Editor: Ken DeWitt for Parks Board

I’ve worked as a volunteer in a variety of capacities with the Parks District for approximately 20 years. In this time, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a wide range of elected Commissioners, District staff, and community volunteers. One of the first volunteers I worked with was Ken DeWitt. Ken was basically a one-man…

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Rowing Center

Bainbridge Island Rowing Shares Plans for the New Rowing Center

On September 25 the City of Bainbridge Island Planning Commission unanimously approved Bainbridge Island Rowing’s design for a Rowing Center in Waterfront Park. BIR is coordinating its construction of the Center with the City’s upgrades to Waterfront Park. The completed Center will be owned by the City of Bainbridge Island and operated by BIR through a public-private partnership. With…

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Letter to the Editor: Man Talks to Dog About Island Leash Law

I talk to my dog. I am not embarrassed to admit that I do it frequently. Based on recent island developments, I thought a sit-down face-to-face with Coop, my 100 lb. black lab, was in order. I faced the difficult task of explaining to him that it is a civil infraction for a dog to…

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Haunted Hayrides Tonight and Tomorrow for Families Looking for a Thrill

The Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District is doing something new this year. Tonight, October 26, and tomorrow night they are offering haunted hayrides for kids of all ages. Three wagons with straw bale seating will loop around Battle Point Park, past 400 volunteer-carved pumpkins and un-carved ghosts, zombies, mummies, and scary historic figures (Nixon?)….

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Island Erupts in Shameless Display of Color (Photo Gallery)

Island photographer Paul Brians was at the scene, October 13, when the Island spontaneously disrobed into a travesty of unabashed exorbitance. He managed to capture, in the act, displays of lavish autumnal color, an exuberance of mistimed springliness, and an overdose of floral enthusiasm. Brians took the photos during one hour on Ericksen Avenue and a bit…

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BCB’s Interview with Parks Board Incumbent DeWitt and Challenger Grinter

Bainbridge Community Broadcasting’s second interview for this fall’s elections is with the two local candidates for the board of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District, challenger John Grinter and incumbent Ken DeWitt. The winner will serve for 6 years on the 5-person board. You can hear the full interview below. BCB’s Barry Peters gave the candidates…

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These BHS Students Want Your Help Replacing the Hidden Cove Dock

The Hidden Cove Dock is the only public swimming float on Bainbridge. It provides water-level access for swimmers. It provides access even when the tides are low, unlike the Point White Pier. It provides public shoreline access, something that is somewhat rare on Bainbridge. It is also the favorite place of Island teens for summer…

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Labor Day Beach Party

Labor Day Parks Bash Draws Hundreds to Fay Bainbridge (Photo Gallery)

The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation got lucky with sunny skies and mild temperatures for today’s (September 7) Labor Day Beach Party. (Full disclosure: IB did issue a wind and rain prohibition, which might have been a factor.) The success of today’s event helped somewhat to make up for last weekend’s literal blowout and rainout 50th birthday party…

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Olympic storm

Olympic National Park Shuts Down for Storm

Reporting winds in excess of 70 mph along the coast and high winds throughout the park, the National Park Service is announcing closures of all roads into the park and of all Olympic campgrounds. NPS spokesperson Barbara Maynes reports that rangers are working to “assess damage from falling trees and help visitors assemble in clearings.” The NPS…

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Photos of the Day: 9th Annual Arms Around Bainbridge Swim

Saturday, August 22, swimmers took to the water in the annual relay swim around the Island to raise funds  for Arms Around Bainbridge. Photographer Pete Saloutos was on scene to document the event.    Related Stories Arms Around Bainbridge’s 2015 Calendar Makes a Gorgeous Gift Bainbridge-Based Photographer Pete Saloutos Brings Back Pieces of Iceland Bainbridge…

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Nakata Pool Gets Money-Saving Energy Efficiency Upgrade

At last night’s (August 13) Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks & Recreation District Board of Commissioners meeting, Puget Sound Energy reps shared news about recent energy efficiency upgrades at the Aquatics Center’s Nakata Pool. They told commissioners that LED lighting upgrades will save the district about $5,700 per year. PSE installed new LED lighting around the pool area. They…

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Paperboys Deliver Tonight at Battle Point

Tonight, August 12, you can enjoy the slightly moistened grass on the Observatory lawn at Battle Point while listening to The Paperboys in concert. This is another concert in the Bainbridge Island Parks’ Sounds of Summer series. The Paperboys are not all boys, and they have just about nothing to do with paper. They hail…

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School Board Candidate Lynn Smith Gets the Lion’s Share of Primary Votes

The unofficial results from yesterday’s (August 4) primary election have Lynn Smith leading opponent Duncan Macfarlane by more than 1,500 votes in the race for Bainbridge Island School District. Since only about 3,500 people voted, that lead is large: 72 to 26 percent. Smith and Macfarlane will both head into the general election. Former candidate Tatiana Epanchin-Troyan, despite having…

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Spinning Wheels on the Rock This Weekend: Obliteride and Bike for Pie

There’s going to be a lot of cycling on the Island next weekend, which will host both the start of the Obliteride for Cancer Research on Saturday and the Squeaky Wheels’ Bike for Pie on Sunday. Obliteride The Obliteride for Cancer Research runs from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 8. Riders on the 150-mile…

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Matuto at Battle Point Tonight: Raucous, Danceable Forró and Bluegrass

At tonight’s (July 29) plein air concert at Battle Point Park, the band Matuto will serve up some Brazilian style forró mixed with American bluegrass. Matuto started with the collaboration of guitarist Clay Ross who received a Fulbright grant to perform in Brazil and Portuguese-speaking forró accordionist Rob Curto who performed together in Recife in 2009. They were joined…

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Waterfront Park

$500K Grant for Waterfront Park, but Estimated Project Costs Go Up (and Down)

At least two members of the City Council were confused Tuesday night (July 21) after Public Works Director Barry Loveless’s presentation on the Waterfront Park upgrade budget. Loveless was asking the Council for an increase of $500,000 to the project budget. In his presentation, he explained that the Council had approved the Phase 1 final design…

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Owen’s Playground Rocks: Photo Gallery

Owen’s Playground, the inclusive, barrier-free playground being built on Weaver, rocked out this week when artist Andre Pomeroy brought giant boulders from his quarry in Marblemount to help define the park space. On Monday, July 20, the first of three loads of the rocks arrived at the park. The rest were set to come throughout the…

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sakai lake by Julie Hall

Parks District Closes on Sakai Property, Gets Low-Interest Financing

Yesterday, July 22, the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District closed on the purchase of the Sakai family property. This followed BIMPRD’s securing of funding for the purchase on July 9. Standard and Poor’s recently awarded BIMPRD a AA credit rating, reconfirming the District’s prior bond rating. The high credit rating enabled the BIMPRD to fix the 20-year…

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