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MS Walk 2014 Photo Gallery

Saturday, April 12, throngs gathered at Bainbridge High School for warm-up exercises before hitting the streets of downtown Bainbridge Island to raise money to fight MS. Here are some photos of the day: Related Stories Weekend on the Rock April 11-13, 2014: Walking, Fishing, Planting, Dancing, and Posing Letter to the Editor: Help Island Fitness…

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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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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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White Madness! IB Reader Snow Photo Gallery

Here are photos of Bainbridge Island in the snow taken by IB readers today, February 9. A big thanks to the photographers! Related Story: Brief Snow Fun at Battle Point (Photo Gallery) Photos of the Day: Snowy Waterfronts Photos of the Day: Snowy Gazzam Lake   Photos by Paul Brians, Aaron Geisler, Kelly Jahraus, Gene…

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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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Bainbridge Aquatic Masters

Bainbridge Aquatic Masters Close the Year with a Frigid Swim in Manzanita Bay (w/ Photo Gallery)

In the Polar Bear Plunge, people hurl themselves into the icy waters of Puget Sound on New Year’s Day for a second or two. But the Bainbridge Aquatic Masters, for nine years running now, close out the old by swimming around in those icy waters for about a quarter of an hour. Today, December 31,…

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Night at the Museum: One Heckuva Party at BIMA (w/ Photo Gallery)

A jester on stilts and an Oompa Loompa (of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame) greeted guests at the front doors of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) last night, December 13, for a lavish evening to remember hosted by BIMA architect Matthew Coates. In a kind of thank-you gesture, which happened to fall…

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Turkey Trot 2013 Photo Gallery

This morning’s (November 28) Turkey Trot 1 Mile and 5K races started off Thanksgiving right for hundreds of Islanders and their visiting friends and family. The early 8:30 a.m. start to the 1 mile and the 9ish start for the 5K was no deterrent. Neither were the cold nor fog, and scores of participants’ cars…

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Wildlife Watch: Eagle with Amputated Wing Flies Delta Toward His New Home (w/ Photo Gallery)

by Cate McCaslin, Special Events and Development Coordinator at West Sound Wildlife Shelter Thank you to our Wildlife Watch sponsor Bay Hay & Feed. “The eagle has landed.” These were good words to hear about a bald eagle that began its journey to the World Bird Sanctuary in Missouri as a patient at the West…

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Mushroom Magical Mystery Tour 2013 Photo Gallery

Rains in late summer and a relatively dry fall have made this an outstanding season for mushrooms, with seemingly endless species out standing in moist places where ever you look in Western Washington. Bainbridge boasts its own bounty of beauties, with equally alluring names, from Sulfur Tufts and Candy Caps to Artist Conks and Shaggy Manes…

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Winslow Halloween 2013 Photo Gallery

Downtown Halloween trick or treaters, revelers, and mob flashers made frightfully good photographic material Thursday night. Photographer Paul Brians captured some of Bainbridge Island’s Halloween highlights. He noted, “The fabulous Wall-E costume was made by [the wearer's] dad, who was dressed as Jack Sparrow.”   Related Stories Bainbridge Halloween Thriller Flash Mob Video 2013 Winslow Halloween…

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‘Spooky Creatures’ at the Bloedel Reserve Have a Lot to Teach Us (w/ Photo Gallery)

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall It didn’t rain on the second annual Spooky Creatures Walk at Bloedel, October 26. It was cold and clear and the perfect night for families to take guided walks through the candlelit grounds to meet some of the neighboring West Sound Wildlife Shelter’s Education Ambassadors. The event was sold…

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Sunken Tug Costs Taxpayers $150,000; Still Overstaying Its Welcome (w/ Photo Gallery)

The saga of the sunken tugboat over at Bainbridge Island Marina may have drifted from your thoughts, but you are paying for it. On October 2, the 60-foot, 100-ton, 98-year-old Chickamauga sank in Eagle Harbor following several days of unseasonably heavy rain. Boats sink all the time, but this one had some 400 gallons of…

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Baby Ospreys Separated from Distressed Parents After Power Co. Removes Nest from Live Wire

by Cate McCaslin, Special Events and Development Coordinator at West Sound Wildlife Shelter Thank you to our Wildlife Watch sponsor Bay Hay & Feed. The call came on June 13 asking if West Sound Wildlife Shelter could take three tiny osprey hatchlings. The babies had been in grave danger because their nest was built on a…

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Battle Point Park Indian summer

Indian Summer at Battle Point Park Photo Gallery

Warm sunny weather breezed back into our lives this early October weekend, and one of Bainbridge Island’s favorite parks was in fine form. Do you recognize these places?     Photos by Julie Hall.

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REI Silverdale Sneak Peek (w/ Photo Gallery)

The new REI in Silverdale opens to the public October 4, with weekend festivities. REI supporters showed up Thursday evening, October 3, for a special pre-opening party to see the new digs, enjoy delicious food (catered by Bainbridge Island’s Stephanie of Course!), and learn about the long-anticipated presence of the outdoor outfitter co-op in our…

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Hiking at Fort Ward Park Expands with Ridge Trail (w/ Photo Gallery)

Fort Ward’s network of trails has expanded with the unique Ridge Trail, which winds along the upper ridge of the park and affords glimpses of the water below. Planned by the Trails Advisory Committee and spearheaded by Rick Gordon and Bart Berg, the trail was completed in July with upwards of 200 (hu)man hours from…

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A Day at the New Land Trust Shoreline Preserve Photo Essay

by Paul Brians One of the top priorities of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) is the preservation of as much as possible of the few remaining stretches of undeveloped Island shoreline. So it was celebrated as a major accomplishment when BILT Stewardship Director Brenda Padgham, with help from a team of experts, succeeded last…

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Madagascar litter

Animal Tales: Kitten Palooza! (w/ Photo Gallery)

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. By this time of year we’ve usually adopted out most of our kittens. But this fall we happen to have a whole lotta kittens goin’ on, mainly because…

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National Night Out 2013 Review and Photo Gallery

The Bainbridge Island Police Department, with help from generous donors and volunteers, put on quite a party last night, August 6, for National Night Out. Families out for free and free-wheeling fun wandered the sunny spacious grounds around Sakai School. They met Rusty the retired police dog, made giant bubbles, learned about police safety gear…

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