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Bainbridge Man Biking in Place on Winslow Is Not Going Nowhere

I (figuratively) ran into Robert O’Hern as he rode his bicycle on Bainbridge at the corner of Winslow Way and the T&C parking lot this evening, April 10. He wasn’t going anywhere—yet. His bike was elevated on a rack so he could pedal in place, hoping to get your attention. However, O’Hern will be moving soon…

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Bainbridge’s Island School Is Greenest in the State

The Island School on Bainbridge Island has become the first school in Washington to earn the highest level of certification from Washington Green Schools’ (WGS) innovative sustainability program. During its five years of work through the WGS program, the K-5 private school “where every child matters” has taught its students that every action matters and…

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In Statewide 911 Outage Bainbridge Emergency Calls Rerouted to Backup Center

For an as yet undetermined reason, an outage intermittently knocked out 911 calls statewide this morning. A shift supervisor at Cencom in Kitsap said they noticed the outage at 1:15 this morning, April 10, when another call center reported to them that they were having trouble. Cencom checked and noticed their lines were down as…

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National Guard Youth Outraged at Bainbridge Shooting of Pregnant Doe

On the morning of Saturday, March 22, West Sound Wildlife Shelter received a call from a citizen about a dead deer in his yard off Sunrise Drive just south of Day Road on Bainbridge Island. The Shelter agreed to pick up the deer and haul her away to use as food for its animal charges….

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Planning Commission Presents Final Pot Recs to Council, Which Briefly Considers a Referendum

Monday night, April 7, Jennifer Sutton, the City’s Special Project Planner, shared with the Bainbridge Island City Council the recommendations of the Planning Commission for Marijuana-Related Uses. She said the Commission had met four times in January and February, held a public hearing, and then issued its recs. Mack Pearl, a member of the commission,…

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Burglars Hit a Gun Shop in Gorst—Police Want Your Help

When the burglary alarm went off at Gorst’s Boerner Firearms this  morning, April 9, at 4:53 a.m., first responders didn’t have far to go. South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Station 16 is right across the street, Highway 3 West, and firefighters immediately began informing Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office about what they were seeing. Patrol deputies…

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Letter to the Editor: Help Island Fitness Zombie-Walk for MS

I am a trainer and massage therapist at Island Fitness. We have a number of wonderful clients who have MS. It is amazing when I talk with people how many families are affected by this disease, how many have lost people they love to MS, and how many have close friends or family who live…

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Weekend on the Rock March 21-23, 2014: Spaghetti and New BIMA Art

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of March 21-23, 2014: 1. Family Movie Matinee: Frozen   When: Friday, 3-5:20 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Why: The hit film starring Kristen Bell and Mindina Ienzed or Iodina Zelem or whatever that guy from Saturday Night Fever said. 2. Bainbridge Lacrosse Spaghetti Feed…

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After One Big Day at Regional Competition, Rookie Spartronics in First Place

Like all newly formed teams at the First Robotics Competition, the Bainbridge High School Spartronics are called rookies. But these rookies have turned some heads with their robot ATLaS and their team play, reaching first place by the end of the first day of competition in the Glacier Peak Division of the Pacific Northwest Region….

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Weekend on the Rock March 7-9, 2014: Art, Farm Work, and Monster Eruptions

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of March 7-19, 2014: 1. “New Work” by Patrick Gulke When: Friday, 5-7 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: Gulke is one of the most interesting artists we’ve got here on BI. His mixed media collages are dreamy and mysterious. 2. Kim Murton: New…

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Old Growth Trees and Bainbridge’s New Waterfront Park Design: What’s at Stake

Island Tree Expert Olaf Ribeiro is circulating a letter today, February 24, through Islanders for Responsible Development expressing his concern that the latest version of the design being considered for Waterfront Park shows widespread cutting of the trees at the park. Ribeiro explained that he wasn’t sure from the design, but “It appears from their…

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Honey Buckets at Battle Point Park

Photo of the Week: Chilly Hilly Remains of the Day

Some 4,000 riders of all ages were expected to ride the 2014 Chilly Hilly today, February 23. The final count is not in, but lousy weather tends to reduce the numbers. Nevertheless, a whole lot of bikers huffed up and breezed down our Bainbridge Island hills today, and they did it with guts and gumption…

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Wind Part II: Second National Weather Service Advisory

For the second time in 24 hours, the National Weather Service has issued an urgent weather message for our region. Like the first one, this one is a wind advisory. Starting around noon today, February 16, and running until about midnight, we can expect sustained wind out of the south at about 20 to 35…

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Wash Your Dishes Now: NWS Issues Wind Advisory for This Evening

This afternoon, February 15, at 2:32, the National Weather Service issued an “urgent weather message” for the Seattle-Bremerton area as well as the Southwest Interior, Puget Sound, and the Hood Canal area. The message warns about high winds out of the southwest this evening with the arrival of a weather front. We can expect gusts…

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Tree Hazard over Highway 305 Near High School Road Causing Stop-and-Go Traffic

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall The southbound lane on Highway 305 approximately a quarter of a mile north of High School Road has been closed to traffic. A relatively small but nonetheless hazardous tree has dropped precariously over part of the Highway. Bainbridge Police Officer Victor Cienega is at the scene directing traffic, alternating…

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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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Two-Boat Ferry Service Restored for Next Sailing

The Washington State Ferry (WSF) system announced at 8:48 p.m., February 9, that two-boat fully ferry service has been restored to the Seattle/Bainbridge Island run, its busiest in the fleet. Repairs to the Wenatchee boat have been completed. Full service will return starting with the 9:45 p.m. boat from Seattle to Bainbridge. Related Stories Seattle-Bainbridge…

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Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry Service Down to One Boat Causing Cancellations and Waits

Mechanical problems on the Wenatchee ferry have reduced the Bainbridge Island/Seattle service to one boat this evening, February 9, causing a series of cancellations and long waits, with no end in sight at present. Cancelled Ferry Runs So Far Seattle to Bainbridge 4:40 p.m. Bainbridge to Seattle 5:30 p.m. Seattle to Bainbridge 6:20 p.m. Bainbridge to…

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"Snow Trees" by Darryl Schmidt

Weather: Snow Tonight and Sunday

Snow is expected tonight, February 8, continuing into Sunday, with warming temperatures and rain to follow through next week. Here is the forecast for Bainbridge Island: Saturday Night A 70% likelihood of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 31 degrees F. North-northeast wind 10 to 14 mph, becoming easterly. Sunday Snow turning to rain. Mostly cloudy, with a…

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Returning Seahawks Fans Advised to Purchase Walk-on Ferry Tickets in Advance

Those of you lucky enough to have gotten on Bainbridge or Bremerton ferries to Seattle this morning for the Seahawks Super Bowl victory parade should purchase your return tickets in advance to avoid long waits. As of 10:15 a.m. waits for walk-on passengers heading to Seattle were still one or two boats behind at both…

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