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The Meek Family

Interview with Family of Bainbridge 8-Year-Old Behind Last Night’s Eagle Harbor Water Rescue

Third-grade Ordway Otter Grace Meek and her dad Sean were out fishing last night, August 31, in their 12-foot skiff when Grace heard someone calling out, “Help us.” The eight year old told her dad what she had heard. They were near Blakely Rock and the buoy, and there were a lot of seals nearby….

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Bainbridge Woman Rescued from Eagle Harbor Waters with Life-Threatening Injuries

At approximately 9:30 this morning, September 1, people in a sailboat in Eagle Harbor spotted a woman in distress in the water. They attempted to pull her to safety but were unable to. A couple in a large power boat arrived to assist and succeeded in pulling her aboard. They covered the woman, who was seriously…

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September in the Garden: Shepherd Your Yard into Fall

by Carina Langstraat, Landscape Designer September is historically one of the best weather months in the Pacific Northwest. It has a high likelihood of being payback time for the cool June we shivered through. Still, our gardens are tipping us off to the rhythms of fall, with the plants showing signs of getting just plain…

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Hey, Working Stiffs: Let’s Look at Jobs for Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, we’re looking at jobs on Bainbridge Island. The American Community Survey of 2008-12 reported that 10,284 of us were employed, with a slight majority—5,452—being men. Of those male workers, 3,307 were in management, professional, and related occupations. The number of female workers in that category was 2,715. The next highest…

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Name That Bird: Deranged Yodeler from Dino Time?

This large striking black-and-white red-eyed water bird can be spotted on coastlines and inland fresh lakes in the Pacific Northwest. Lucky Bainbridge Islanders occasionally see this species or hear its unmistakable tremolo and yodel calls, which can travel as far as five miles away to the human ear. One of the oldest birds on Earth,…

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Mailboxes by Beate Meier

Letter to the Editor: Speak Your Mind About the Visconsi Mall at Tonight’s Council Meeting

Please consider going to the City Council Meeting, Monday, August 25, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall to stand up and express yourself regarding the Keybank/Visconsi Mall. Arrive early and sign the Public Comment sign in sheet only if you wish to speak. The Public Comment sign in sheet will be…

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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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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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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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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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