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So Long. Farewell.

People, we love you, but it’s time to say goodbye. After four and a half memorable years of running Inside Bainbridge, we are moving on. When we launched IB in the spring of 2011 we never imagined that our experiment would attract so many readers, influence our community in such significant ways, and challenge us…

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City Issues Statement About Failing Prop. 1

This evening, November 3, three minutes after Kitsap County released unofficial election results, City Manager Doug Schulze issued a statement about the failing Proposition 1, or public safety facility bond. Voters are soundly defeating the bond measure, 74.6 to 25.4 percent. Here is Schulze’s statement: “The City of Bainbridge Island remains committed to replacing our current outdated…

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Unofficial Election Results: All the Numbers

Here are the unofficial election results from tonight’s races. Registration and Turnout  Total ballots cast: 37,636 votes, 24.4 percent Initiative Measure No. 1366  Yes 20,196, 55.1% No 16,433, 44.9% Initiative Measure No. 1401 Yes 26,678, 72.5% No 10,127, 27.5% Advisory Vote No. 10 Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1449  Repealed 17,989, 50.0% Maintained 17,959, 50.0% Advisory…

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Elections 2015: Prop. 1 Going Down, City Council Race Too Close to Call

Kitsap County has just released unofficial election results for this evening, November 3. Proposition 1, the police facility bond, is failing, 74.6 to 25.4 percent. The race for the City Council At-Large seat is too close too call, with Ron Peltier leading Pegeen Mulhern 54.1 to 45.6 percent. In the race for School Board, Lynn…

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Council to Vote Tonight to Increase City Manager’s Pay to $170K

When Doug Schulze was hired in September of 2012, he was offered a salary of $150,000 per year plus benefits. Tonight, November 3, the Bainbridge Island City Council will vote on whether to approve a renegotiated employment contract with Schulze, increasing his salary from its current level of about $155,000 to $170,000. If the contract is…

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Islander and Teacher Maureen McNulty Honored with Patsy Collins Award

The Patsy Collins Award is given each year through The Seattle Foundation to educators “who create learning experiences that make a difference for kids, their communities, and the earth.” Three recipients are selected annually, each receiving $10,000. This year one of those recipients is Islander and dynamo Maureen McNulty. McNulty, who is a teacher at Klahowya Secondary…

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Is Passionate, Practical, and Courageous

When most of us became aware of a proposed large commercial development at High School Road and 305 we thought, “This isn’t right. I wonder if it can be stopped.” While we were wondering, a few people took action to halt the development. Ron Peltier led the charge. Ron has always been passionate about preserving…

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Bainbridge Is Ground Zero for HANA Organic Skincare

When Karen Ries turned her Bainbridge Island home’s kitchen into an organic skincare laboratory in 2011, she didn’t know she would eventually be going tête-à-tête with France, which is known for its skin-care traditions, and manicured-toe-to-manicured-toe with South Korea, famous for its innovative cosmetics. But now, because of her HANA Organic Skincare line, Bainbridge Island gets a large pin on…

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Islander’s Memoir of ‘Living Closer to the Ground’ Picked up by Patagonia

Bainbridge Island writer Dylan Tomine spent a year exploring the food options available for foraging in the Puget Sound environment and then wrote a book about it. Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, In the Woods and at the Table was just re-released last month, fully revised, in paperback format by Patagonia,…

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San Carlos Changes Manos

The popular Southwestern/Tex-Mex San Carlos Restaurant is about to change hands after 31 years. Long-time owners Lee and Marianna Jorgensen are retiring and selling the establishment to the restaurant’s general manager, Dean Gellert, and his wife Kristin. The Gellerts will take over ownership January 1. Dean Gellert, who has been working at the restaurant for 14 years—on the…

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Photo of the Day: BHS Junior Helps KHS

Bainbridge High School Junior Micaela Hogger did the unthinkable: She made $1,407.77 at a two-day garage sale. But this future business leader did more than just weave gold out of thread. She also donated every cent of her earnings to the Kitsap Humane Society for its animal rescue program. The photo shows Hogger presenting the…

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Letter to the Editor: Ken DeWitt for Parks Board

I’ve worked as a volunteer in a variety of capacities with the Parks District for approximately 20 years. In this time, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a wide range of elected Commissioners, District staff, and community volunteers. One of the first volunteers I worked with was Ken DeWitt. Ken was basically a one-man…

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X-Country Boys Headed to State

At yesterday’s (October 31) Cross-Country 3A SeaKing & 4A Bi-District I/II Championships at Lake Sammamish State Park, the Bainbridge Island Cross-Country Varsity boys qualified for State with a 4th place team finish in the 5,000 meters. The girls also finished well, coming in 7th place overall. Nathan Hale tied with Bainbridge for the 4th place win,…

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Annual Seabold Holiday Bazaar Hits 100

The Seabold Church has been hosting its community fundraising holiday bazaar for 99 years. This  November, the bazaar will reach 100, presumably not with the same people who started it. To celebrate the anniversary, the bazaar is getting a name change. This year it will be called the Holiday ABC Sale for “a large variety of Artwork, Baked goods (which…

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Outlines Differences from Mulhern

Two Candidates, Two Endorsements, and a Clear Choice. I like and respect my opponent, Pegeen Mulhern. She is a good person who truly cares about our Island. We have similar platforms and worked together to oppose the Visconsi Development. There are some differences between us, however, that provide voters a clear choice between two different…

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Winslow Halloween 2015 Photo Gallery

Photographer Paul Brians headed out into the rain last night, October 31, to capture the ghouls and goblins gathering goodies up and down Winslow Way where umbrellas became part of many a costume. Don’t get scared when you look! Here is his photo gallery: … Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.Halloween 2015teeth.jpgflash 16cameramake…

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Bainbridge Water Polo Cannot Be Beat

The winning streak for the Bainbridge Island Water Polo Club team continues after a slight misstep on October 12 when Puyallup squeaked by with a one-point victory. But since then it’s been Bainbridge all the way. In the latest win on October 28, Bainbridge took down South Kitsap 19-12. Jem Bullock scored a whopping 8 points. South…

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BHS Diver Cammy Rouser Wins, Breaks Record, Is Athlete of the Week

BHS junior Cammy Rouser dove right into the middle of acclaim and attention last week at the October 24 Metro League Diving Championship held at the Bainbridge Aquatic Center. With her winning score of 415.15 and 11 dives, she also broke a nine-year school record. Her win qualifies her for the state championship, which happens November 12-14….

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Salish Sea Expeditions Nabs First Place at Seattle Fast Pitch (Not Softball)

Bainbridge Island’s marine science education nonprofit, Salish Sea Expeditions, grabbed first place in the “established nonprofit” category at Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch‘s final showdown event, not on the softball field but at McCaw Hall October 27. The event is a business pitch competition for innovative nonprofit and for-profit social impact entrepreneurs. More than 900 people attended the…

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Open to New Ideas

I moved to Bainbridge six years ago because I found Bainbridge Island to be a very special place. On top of that, Bainbridge is full of remarkable people. One of those remarkable people is Ron Peltier, who is running for City Council in November, and I’m going to vote for him. I hope you’ll vote…

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