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Robert O'Hern

Bainbridge Man Biking in Place on Winslow Is Not Going Nowhere

I (figuratively) ran into Robert O’Hern as he rode his bicycle on Bainbridge at the corner of Winslow Way and the T&C parking lot this evening, April 10. He wasn’t going anywhere—yet. His bike was elevated on a rack so he could pedal in place, hoping to get your attention. However, O’Hern will be moving soon…

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Beware of Clamzilla! Clamming Prohibited into Perpetuity at Fay Bainbridge Park

Clamzilla, also known as Camille Speck of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, is a biologist in charge of the Puget Sound Bivalve Management Project. Her job is to protect all creatures clammy, setting seasons and closures for recreational fisheries. Clamzilla came to Bainbridge Island yesterday, April 8, to assist the Bainbridge Island Park…

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trout put into battle point park pond

Fresh Stock of Rainbow Trout Makes Big Splash at Battle Point Park Pond

Some 400 rainbow trout 8-12 inches long swam into a whole new water world in the Battle Point Park pond on Friday, April 4. The Bainbridge Island Park District teamed up with Bainbridge Island Fly Fishers and the Washington Council of Trout Unlimited to restock the pond for the second year in a row after…

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Posted in Animals, New 4, Outside, Parks+Trails, Sports1 Comment

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Letter to the Editor: A Letter to the Park Board About Off-Leash Dogs on Island Trails

Dear Members of the BIMPD Board: As dog owners, people who walk with their dog, trail stewards, and 15+ year residents of Bainbridge Island, my husband and I again respectfully request an opportunity to use our island trail systems for off-leash dog walking on a rotating schedule. As Julie Hall pointed out in her 3/14/14…

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Posted in Animals, Community, Dont Miss This 4, Letter to the Editor, Outside, Parks+Trails11 Comments

strawberry hill proposed dog park

Park Board Seeks Input About Off-Leash Dog Sites at Upcoming Hearing

The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District Board is holding a public hearing on April 3 at 6 p.m. at the Strawberry Hill Center to discuss off-leash dog parks. According to the Park Board, plans for the Vincent Road off-leash site are currently off the table because of budgetary constraints. In leui of the…

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chilly hilly cpr rescue ceremony

Citizens Who Gave Life-Saving CPR to Chilly Hilly Rider Honored at Fire Dept Ceremony

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) hosted a packed house at the Madison Avenue station tonight, March 27, to honor the fast action of three men who helped save the life of a fellow Chilly Hilly rider last month. After summiting Halls Hill, approximately three-fourths of the way along the challenging 33-mile Chilly Hilly route,…

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Middle Earth on Bainbridge Island: Fairy Dell Trail Photo Essay

by Paul Brians Bainbridge Island photographer The Fairy Dell earned its name from its fantasy-like beauty. We tell visitors that this is the closest thing to Middle Earth on Bainbridge Island. I decided to try to convey the magic of this place by making a series of high-dynamic contrast photos. Most of these images are…

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Posted in Don't Miss This 3, Outside, Parks+Trails, Photo Galleries6 Comments

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Letter from the Editor: Shared Use Is Fair Park Policy for People & Their Dogs

I applaud City Council Members Sarah Blossom and Dave Ward for standing up for the concerns of a large but nevertheless marginalized and often maligned constituency of Bainbridge citizens who wish to exercise their dogs off leash in our community’s parks. In Monday night’s (March 10) meeting Ward and Blossom questioned handing over certain open…

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Posted in Animals, Don't Miss This 2, Outside, Parks+Trails45 Comments

Pritchard Park.

Council Questions Transferring Properties to Park District Because of Its Failure to Provide Off-Leash Options

At Monday’s (March 10) City Council meeting, Deputy City Manager Morgan Smith asked the Council to reaffirm the decision to transfer six surplus city properties to the Park District. Smith said they’d “been tracking the properties since 2005.” She described the transfer process as moving in “fits and starts” and as coming to a head…

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Posted in Don't Miss This 2, Government, News, Outside, Parks+Trails7 Comments

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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ships fender on crystal springs beach

Crystal Springs Mystery Floater: Do Not Attempt to Swallow, Hit with Hammer or Insert

It’s back. The large red cylindrical object that was sighted washed ashore on Crystal Springs earlier this week has turned up again on the beach, this time in front of 4252 Crystal Springs. Bainbridge Islander Jeff Fraga first reported it to Inside Bainbridge on the evening of February 25. He estimated it to be about six…

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Posted in Beaches, Government, News, Outside, Popular 54 Comments

Chilly hilly 2014 heart attack

Fast CPR by Three Chilly Hilliers Saves Fallen Rider in Cardiac Arrest

Chilly Hilly rider B.M. had just summited Hall’s Hill in southeast Bainbridge Island at about 12:30 p.m. yesterday, February 23, when he began weaving and fell over. His heart had stopped, but depending on your point of view it was his lucky day. B.M. had just been chatting at the bottom of the hill with a…

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Old Growth Trees and Bainbridge’s New Waterfront Park Design: What’s at Stake

Island Tree Expert Olaf Ribeiro is circulating a letter today, February 24, through Islanders for Responsible Development expressing his concern that the latest version of the design being considered for Waterfront Park shows widespread cutting of the trees at the park. Ribeiro explained that he wasn’t sure from the design, but “It appears from their…

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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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skate on gazzam lake

Triple Salchow (Sow Cow) on Frozen Gazzam Lake? (Video & Photo Gallery)

It wasn’t winter Olympics on Gazzam Lake during our recent deep freeze, but a few Bainbridge Islanders took a rare opportunity to find out how “cool” it is to ice skate there. Terry Siebert and her son Sam Kuniholm finally fulfilled her goal of skating on Gazzam, something she had hoped to do for years. Siebert…

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Posted in Community, Don't Miss This 3, Outside, Parks+Trails, Photo Galleries, Sports, Video1 Comment

snow at Battle Point

Brief Snow Fun at Battle Point (Photo Gallery)

Frolickers at Battle Point Park took advantage this morning, February 9, of the 1.5 inches of snow before the start around 11:30 of the Big Thaw. Photos by Sarah Lane.

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Car/Bicyclist Accident at Bucklin Hill and Blakely

Some readers have asked about the auto/bicycle collision that occurred on Tuesday, January 28, so here is a short report about the incident. According to Fire Marshal Jared Moravec, a cyclist was hit by a passing car at approximately 7:40 a.m. near Bucklin Hill Road and Blakely Avenue (just north of the intersection with Eagle…

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Hilltop Conservation Campaign Surmounted, Protecting Vital Island Corridor

It’s been a long climb to the summit of the fundraising campaign to purchase 36 crucial acres of land between East and West Grand Forest. The Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) and its many supporters throughout our community and beyond have finally raised the funds to complete the acquisition of connective land that protects over 540…

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beach paul brians

Become a Land Trust Steward

In the spirit of today’s MLK day of service, commit to becoming a volunteer steward for the Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT). BILT is actively seeking new people to help steward the Island’s conservation areas. They are offering their annual Lead Steward Training on Saturday, February 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those interested…

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Owen Marshall

Owen’s Playground: Will Tonight Be the Start of a “Joyful Kid’s Legacy” for Waterfront Park?

Four months ago, just days after her six-year-old son Owen died after a short lifetime of struggle with severe physical problems, Islander Stacy Marshall’s good friend Pam Perry said to her, “I know this is a really rough time. But people want to give to Owen’s legacy and we need to find a way for…

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Posted in Community, Don't Miss This 3, Kids, Outside, Parks+Trails1 Comment

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