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Christina Albrecht Tinling

Forum Moderator Talks About ‘Bainbridge Islanders’ and Its New Bad Sibling

Even the most active participants of the Facebook forum Bainbridge Islanders don’t have the dedication to monitor every comment of every thread of the buzzing nearly 3,000-member conversation. But as the group’s administrative lead moderator, Christina Albrecht Tinling, sees it all—the good, the bad, the ugly, and just about every nuance in between. Tinling joined the…

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Astrology Weekly

Astrology Weekly 8/24/14: Teacher, Arise

Here is the latest Astrology Weekly audio chat by Bainbridge Island astrologer, counselor, and radio personality Aleta McClelland: Listen here. Listen to Aleta’s weekly radio show, Aleta’s Audacity, on www.12radio.com Wednesdays at noon. To make an appointment for a personalized astrological reading from Aleta, visit her website: acourseinconsciousness.com. You can read more about Aleta in our…

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Bob McAllister

Beloved Teacher and Poet, Bob McAllister, ‘The Mad Priest of Bainbridge,’ Takes His Leave

It is hard to find a life on this island untouched in some way by Bob McAllister, who died August 18, surrounded by his family. He was a beloved teacher, a poet, an actor, a director, a carpenter and home builder, a father and husband, a well-loved friend, a lover of classic cars, and a…

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PSE Work on Key Power Towers Starting 9/1 at Agate Pass Could Affect Traffic

Two aging lattice steel towers that carry all of Bainbridge’s power across Agate Pass have “reached the end of their lifespans,” according to PSE Project Manager Barry Lombard. The towers were built in the 1960s and the periodic bolt replacements are no longer enough to ensure their reliability. One of the towers sits on the…

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WSF Eagle Harbor Repair Facility

WSF Says Tacoma Ferry Will Be out of Service Until at Least December

Washington State Ferries (WSF) has announced that they now know the cause of the Jumbo Mark 11 Tacoma ferry’s sudden breakdown on August 8, which threw the crucial regional transportation system into chaos for days. The repair contractor, Siemens Marine Solutions, reported that a fuse blew in the vessel’s propulsion control system. WSF said the…

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Ferries Advisory for Tonight’s Seahawks Game

WSF anticipates increased foot traffic on the Seattle/Bainbridge Island ferry route today, August 22, because of a Seahawks preseason game tonight at home at CenturyLink Field at 7 p.m. against da Bears. WSF Advice Pre-purchase walk-on return ferry tickets on-line or at a kiosk. Sign up to receive WSF travel alerts. WSF Operations Plan To help mitigate obvious burdens on the…

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Astrology Weekly

Astrology Weekly 8/17/14: Think Twice, Speak Once

Here is the latest Astrology Weekly audio chat by Bainbridge Island astrologer, counselor, and radio personality Aleta McClelland: Listen here. Listen to Aleta’s weekly radio show, Aleta’s Audacity, on www.12radio.com Wednesdays at noon. To make an appointment for a personalized astrological reading from Aleta, visit her website: acourseinconsciousness.com. You can read more about Aleta in our…

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Thursday Is Free Cat Day at Kitsap Humane Society

On Thursday, August 14, Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) will waive all adoption fees for cats 6 months and older. KHS will be open from 12 to 6:30 p.m., with adoption counsels closing at 5:30 p.m. Every adopted cat comes vaccinated, treated for fleas, dewormed, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. Each cat costs KHS a minimum…

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Jessica Lynne

Wednesday Concert: Battle Point Goes a Little Bit Country with Jessica Lynne

Although she grew up in Denmark and now calls Seattle her home, Jessica Lynne is all country. She’s just getting going with her career—she released a four-song album in 2011 and a single in 2013, and she took the honors as Washington State winner in the Texaco Country Showdown, also in 2013. Earlier this year she…

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Yesterday’s Sewage Spill Released 67,000 Gallons

The City of Bainbridge Island reported this afternoon, August 11, that during yesterday’s sewage spill about 67,000 gallons of raw sewage were released into Eagle Harbor. Yesterday, City Manager Doug Schulze said that he thought only a small amount of sewage had been released. The last spill, in January, released about 145,000 gallons. The one before…

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Jenise Paulette Wright missing child

FBI and Kitsap Sheriff’s Office Broaden Search for Missing Girl

A joint law enforcement investigation between the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Seattle Division is underway in the search for missing six-year-old Jenise Paulette Wright. Through its Washington D.C. office, the FBI announced its involvement in the case last night, Tuesday, August 5. They have established an investigative command center in Bremerton, Washington, at Crossroads…

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the senate

Wednesday Concert Series Jams on with The Senate’s Driving Acoustics

The Bainbridge Island Park District’s free Wednesday evening concert series continues at Battle Point Park this week, August 6, from 7 to 8:30 with the Seattle-based acoustic rock trio The Senate. The Senate features Nick Drummond and Oliver Franklin on vocals and acoustic guitar and Andrew Pulkrabek on upright bass, acoustic bass guitar, and vocals. In 2008,…

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plover by Jay Wiggs

Name That Bird: And the Oscar Goes to . . .

Unlike most shorebirds, this graceful slender-winged plover is often seen on dry land, where it may make its nest and hunt for worms and insects. Whether on the beach or in a field or lawn, this bird is quite the thespian, darting about, calling shrilly (the source of its name), and even sometimes feigning a…

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Astrology Weekly

Astrology Weekly 7/27/14: Big Energy Meets Temperance

Here is the latest Astrology Weekly audio chat by Bainbridge Island astrologer, counselor, and radio personality Aleta McClelland: Listen here. Listen to Aleta’s weekly radio show, Aleta’s Audacity, on www.12radio.com Wednesdays at noon.  Listen to last week’s show here. To make an appointment for a personalized astrological reading from Aleta, visit her website: acourseinconsciousness.com. You can…

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Bluegrass Festival Preview: Podcast with Event Coordinator Mary Anne Moorman

This is the first post in our new collaboration with Bainbridge Community Broadcasting. BCB is a nonprofit, all-volunteer audio broadcasting organization under the umbrella of Sustainable Bainbridge. Currently they are creating podcasts about community news and events. Soon they hope to be streaming live on the Internet. In our partnership, IB will be sharing BCB podcasts with…

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rain and cloud break by Joyce Rudolph

Weather: Sun and Warm Temps on the Way, Really

The National Weather Service reports that we will see a break from the gloom starting Friday, which will usher in normal summer sun and temperatures climbing back where they belong. Here is the forecast for Bainbridge Island: Thursday A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69 degrees F. South wind…

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The Jaybirds

Wednesday Concert: The Jaybirds Bring Their Bluegrass to Battle Point

John Reischman and the Jaybirds play like they’re married—happily. The five members of this string bluegrass band have an easy familiarity with each other and they work together seamlessly. There’s no crazy drama, there’s no showboating. This is a band of pros who like what they do and do it well. So well in fact…

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Styrofoam recycling

Get Thy Styrofoam to Bay Hay Today for Recycling

Got Styrofoam? Now’s your chance to get it out of your garage and dispose of it responsibly. If you’ve ever tried to pick up thousands of minute bits of Styrofoam from an otherwise pristine beach you realize the scourge this stuff is in our environment and how it never goes away, just gets smaller and…

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Watson

Found Dog: Watson

At 1:15 this afternoon, July 16, a woman near Frey and Arrowpoint found an older male golden retriever named Watson. Watson had obviously been to the beach. She tried calling the number on his collar, but the message went to generic voice mail. If you know this dog, call 206-659-8863.

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Weather: Some Like It Hot

It looks like clear skies and hot temps are here to stay a while. With this weekend’s extreme low tides, it’s great beach time. Because of hot dry conditions, the BIFD has issued a wildfire danger warning. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Bainbridge Island: Friday Sunny, with a high near 86 degrees F….

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Virginia Mason