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Bainbridge Commons & Senior Community Center Going Through Major Life Changes

4 a.m. Bainbridge Island’s Commons, which encompasses the Senior Community Center, is entering a new life stage with a new name, a new look, and a new director. New Identity The Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District manages what has been known as the Commons, the center that houses what has been known as…

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Popular Kids’ Sailing Program Launches New Fall Session

After the success of its summer sailing program, Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Rec has decided to add two fall programs to the roster, one for middle schoolers and one for high school students. Both are double-hand sailing programs, meaning that each vessel is operated by two people. Flying junior dinghies, the vessels used in…

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Get Your Art on the Boeuf Bourguignon Way

9:04 a.m. It’s hard to say whether Bainbridge Island has more trees or more artists, but whatever the answer they both make this an especially vibrant place to live, supplying extra oxygen for all of us to breathe. So it’s not surprising that our Park and Rec District is as much about art as it…

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Sign up Now for Kids’ Fall Soccer

9:16 p.m. Not ready for fall? Me neither. But there is a good reason to glance ahead: soccer! Signups for the kids’ fall soccer program through the Bainbridge Parks and Recreation District are happening now through August 24. So if you want to ensure that your young ones have their spots in September, time is…

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Bainbridge Aquatics Center Cleaner, Greener

2:03 p.m. You may have noticed a change at the Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center over the past few years and more recently. Maybe you can breathe easier or you’ve noticed it doesn’t smell so strongly of chlorine. Certain key technological improvements are behind these changes as well as the changes you can’t see, such as…

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It’s Not Far Down to Paradise: Sailing Adventures with Bainbridge Parks

8:38 p.m. They say the canvas can do miracles. (At least Christopher Cross says so.) Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Rec is taking a new approach to sailing this year, urging the whole family to get involved by offering classes for all ages and family sailing events. Although adult classes have ended for the summer,…

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Summer Family Fun at the Bainbridge Aquatics Center

5:53 p.m. Don’t be too bummed out if we have another cloudy summer. The Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District wants you to know that they’ve got something for everyone to do, inside, in just about the perfect temperature, at the Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center. Aqua Fusion Bootcamp: Friday, July 20, 5-7 p.m. You’ve…

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Adventure Over to Fay Bainbridge Park to Camp, Picnic, and S’more

2:21 p.m. Yep, we’ve got a pretty excellent campground/beach/picnic/kayak-launch spot right here in our own backyard. If you haven’t been there lately, summer is the perfect time to head over to Fay Bainbridge, a hop-skip away on the northeast end of the Island, off of Sunrise Drive near LaFayette. In fact, Fay Bainbridge was voted…

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What the Beach Boys, a Shrew, and the Sundance Kid Have in Common

by Julie Hall July 4, 2012 10:53 a.m. Answer: They’re all part of the Bainbridge Park District’s lineup of free family fun stuff to do this summer on the Rock. Yes, the key words here are free, family, fun. From Wednesday night concerts at Fay Bainbridge and Battle Point Park, to Shakespeare in Battle Point…

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Discover Bainbridge Walks

Ron Williamson was an avid runner and walker. Until he died about a year ago from cancer, he continued to share his love of walking and of Bainbridge trails by leading people on history/nature walks all over the rock. This immensely popular Park District program is now run by Julie Miller and Paul Benton who…

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Parks Weekly: Summer Night Camps at Yeomalt Cabin

Welcome to Inside Bainbridge’s inaugural Parks Weekly feature, a series focusing on the abundant news and offerings from our own Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District. Covering trails, parks, camps, classes, concerts, services, special events, and much, much more, this is your touch point each week to the vibrant center of “recreation”—that inspiring and…

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