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Photo and Poems of the Day: Near Miss at Courthouse, Mouse, & ‘Disaster’

As we seek to control our circumstances with greater and greater exactitude and tell ourselves most days that we are immune to nature’s caprices, Robert Burns’s words from his 1785 poem “To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough” still resonate: “The best laid plans of mice and men /…

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Storm Aftermath

Puget Sound Energy crews, in anticipation of last night’s (December 11) wind storm, positioned themselves at the ready in the areas most likely to be affected. The strategy seems to have paid off. This morning all Kitsap substations are back on line and there were only 21 “outage events” remaining as of 4:30 this morning….

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Weekend on the Rock December 12-14, 2014: Let the Holiday Festivities Begin!

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of December 12-14, 2014: 1. Holiday Village at Bloedel Reserve When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Bloedel Reserve, 7571 NE Dolphin Drive Why: There is something about miniature things that fascinates people. Bloedel brings it inside for the winter with its tiny holiday village…

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Recipe: Great Grandma’s Sensational Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

by Joe Michael My Great Grandma made these cookies on the farm in Central South Dakota. For generations of holiday gobbling, these have been irresistible favorites. Grandma Holmes Sugar Cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 C. sugar 1 C. shortening or butter (she used fresh heavy cream from the milk can) 2 eggs 1 C. sour cream…

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Storm Damage Updates

[Updated at 9:39 and 10:15 p.m., December 11] Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is reporting multiple power failures across Bainbridge Island. Crews are being dispatched. No restoration time estimates have been provided. As the wind whips up, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) and Police Department are beginning to respond to reports of downed trees and…

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Hazardous Weather Warning: High Winds and Landslide Risk

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather statement for today and tonight for the Seattle area. High winds of 30-40 mph are expected to begin at about 4 p.m., with gusts of up to 60-65 mph developing later this evening. The worst wind is predicted to ease after midnight and taper off…

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Public Meeting Tonight About BIFD Levies, Including Staffing Fire Station 23

A special Bainbridge Island Fire Commissioners meeting will be held tonight at Station 23 on Phelps Road at 6:30 to discuss what, if any, levy measures the department will put on the February 10, 2015, ballot. One of the possible measures would ask taxpayers to support paying for sufficient staffing to keep Fire Station 23…

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Weather: Great Walls of Rain

Clear those gutters, because ma(h)ssive rain is moving in. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Monday A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 54 degrees F. South wind around 9 mph. Monday Night A 90 percent likelihood of rain, with a low around 49 degrees F. South wind…

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Astrology Weekly 12/7/14: Out of Patience with B.S.?

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. This week she will be joined by astrologer and Feng Shui expert Kimla Dodds. To make an appointment for a personalized astrological reading…

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Update: Kingston-Edmonds Ferry Service Fully Restored

No, we were not pulling your figurative legs with a “December Fools” story, as one reader suggested. The Edmonds/Kingston route was temporarily shut down this afternoon when both of its boats were simultaneously pulled from service. Commuters were directed to use alternate routes (i.e. Seattle-Bainbridge). According to Washington State Ferry (WSF) Communications Director Marta Coursey,…

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Come on Baby, Light Our Tree

Tonight you can light a Bainbridge tree—twice. The first tree lighting festival starts at 1 with hot chocolate at the Winslow Mall. Free horse-drawn carriage rides happen at Winslow Green from 1-3:30 p.m. Meet in front of Bainbridge Family Eye Care. Then at 5:30, light up the town on Madrone Lane. Enjoy holiday music by…

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Weekend on the Rock November 28-30, 2014: Fleury, Nutcracker, Indies Day

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of November 28-30, 2014: 1. Dance Ensemble Northwest Nutcracker When: Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m. Where: North Kitsap Auditorium, 1881 NE Hostmark Street, Poulsbo Why: Get your Nutcracker early. Buy tickets here. 2. Indies First Day: Let an Author Be…

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Weather: Snow!

[Updated 1:47 p.m. November 27, 2014.] According to the National Weather Service, conditions look right for snow on Friday night and Saturday. Continuing cold temperatures may mean it sticks around for a few days. Here is the forecast for Bainbridge Island: Friday A 100 percent forecast of rain, with a high of 44 degrees F. East…

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Thanksgiving Cranberry-Eucalyptus Bouquet

I picked up the idea for this festive Thanksgiving bouquet from some creative soul at Central Market in Poulsbo. S/he had put cranberries in a big glass vase with water and created a striking bouquet with seasonal flowers, next to that big tub of soaking cranberries they put in the produce section at this time…

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Astrology Weekly

Astrology Weekly 11/16/14: You’re on the Right Track

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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Weather: Temps Plummet into the 20s

Keep your chickens insulated, protect your plants, and keep your bird baths and hummingbird feeders unfrozen with warm water. Clear and frigid temperatures will continue through the weekend, dropping into the mid 20s at night, about 15 degrees below the normal nighttime low of 40 degrees F for this time of year. Here is the National…

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Letter to the Editor: Support One Call for All Thanksgiving Weekend at Bay Hay

The Bay Hay & Feed Buy Local/Give Local “One-Stop” Shop this Thanksgiving weekend is back by popular demand. For purchases made on November 28 and 29, Bay Hay & Feed will donate 15% of all sales to the community pool of One Call for All. Here is your chance to get your holiday shopping done…

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Tina Robinson Inches Ahead of Hauge—Recount Ahead?

With only about 800 votes left to count, the Kitsap County Elections Commission shows that Prosecuting Attorney candidate Tina Robinson is now running ahead of incumbent Russ Hauge. Hauge, who has been ahead, just barely, since the counting began, now trails by 1 percentage point, with a total of 39,561 votes to Robinson’s 40,354. In…

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Vote by Liz West

Hauge Hanging on by a Hair, Recount Likely

The Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney’s race is so close that it has come down to about the same number of write-in votes (104). Incumbent Democrat Russ Hauge leads Republican challenger Tina Robinson by a mere 113 votes, or 0.1 percent. Another Kitsap race, the County Commissioner District 3 race, is almost as close. Republican Edward…

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Seattle-Bainbridge Ferries Running Half an Hour Late

This evening, November 7, the 6:20 ferry from Seattle left 27 minutes later than scheduled because of heavy traffic delays. The delay will also affect the 7:10 sailing from Bainbridge and the 8:10 sailing from Seattle. Thinking about switching to Edmonds? They’ve got a one-hour wait time because of the heavy traffic. And while you’re…

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