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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Measure No. 1401 Yes 26,678, 72.5% No 10,127, 27.5% Advisory Vote No. 10 Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1449  Repealed 17,989, 50.0% Maintained 17,959, 50.0% Advisory…

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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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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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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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Don Nakata Pool

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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I voted

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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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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sundial by Sarah Lane

Photo of the Day: This Is Dedicated to the Sun I Love

Today, June 19, the Battle Point Astronomical Association is hosting the dedication of their new sundial, on the hill beside the observatory. The event happens from 1 to 2:30 this afternoon. The observatory will be open for tours, and people can use the solar telescopes to observe what makes that sundial show time. Refreshments will be served. We’ve…

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waypoint welcome to bainbridge island

Hey, Artists: $42,000 Available for Your Waypoint Public Art Installation

The Executive Director of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, Barbara Sacerdote, shared with the City Council at last week’s meeting, July 7, the organization’s plan for public art at the Waypoint, the park at the corner of 305 and Winslow Way. Sacerdote explained that the RFP content emerged from a meeting led by AHB to elicit public input…

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Hidden Cove Dock

Parks Foundation Asks Community to Support Failing Hidden Cove Dock

The sole public dock on the Island with a low float, Hidden Cove Park Dock, is “worn out and needs to be replaced,” reports the Bainbridge Parks Foundation. The good news is that on June 30 the Park District was awarded a Washington State grant for $300,000 toward the replacement. The remaining $300,000 has to come from the…

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protection island sign with eagle

Protection Island Wildlife Refuge a Precious Haven in Our Midst (w/ Photo Gallery)

About 7 miles west of Port Townsend at the entrance to Discovery Bay is a remarkable 364-acre (half square-mile) land mass that despite its modest size serves as the nesting ground for nearly three-quarters of Puget Sound’s seabirds. If Protection Island’s irresistibly colorful tufted puffins aren’t impressive enough, there are also some 20,000 pairs of…

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BioBlitz courtesy of BILT

Bainbridge Bio Blitz Documents 454 Species on One Day

The first Bainbridge Bio Blitz brought to you by your friendly Land Trust put more than 100 volunteers to work on May 30th. For 12 hours, the volunteers combed through several Land Trust conservation lands to identify as many species as possible. Between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. the team discovered 454 unique species at…

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