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Catherine Edwards, MD

Letter to the Editor: Virginia Mason Is Listening to the Community

I want to provide the community an update about Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center. We have no immediate plans to move from our current location on Winslow Way, where we have proudly served the island for decades. What I can tell you is that, as the needs of our community evolve, so must the…

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Burkholder

The Late Bob Burkholder Honored in New Film Opening Friday, Followup to ‘Old Goats’

Old Goats was the debut film of Islander Taylor Guterson. The film featured, among others, actors Britt Crosley and the late Bob Burkholder. Guterson’s new film, which opens Friday, September 19, at the Lynwood Theatre, features the same two actors and bears the name of one: Burkholder. Guterson, the son of novelist Dave Guterson, said that…

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cat on homework by Robin DeGrassi James

Poll: Do Our Kids Have Too Much Homework?

With the new school year underway, how’s it going? Is the drive to meet common core requirements overburdening our kids with homework? Should our kids be more challenged? Are our schools getting it about right with homework levels? Tell us what you think in our new poll here or in the right column of our…

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Bainbridge Crime Duo Wanted by BIPD: Chief Hamner Interviewed for ‘Washington’s Most Wanted’

Ericka Nitz, 24, and Kristopher Thurston Nickerson, 31, are from Bainbridge. And both are now among Washington law enforcement’s most wanted and considered dangerous. This morning, September 16, BIPD Police Chief Matt Hamner was interviewed on camera about the pair for Q13′s program “Washington’s Most Wanted.” Hamner explained that the Bainbridge Island Police Department was…

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house fire on Olympic Terrace photo by Ed Frymoyer

Fire on Olympic Terrace Leaves Home Severely Damaged

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall [Updated at 9:03 a.m. September 16, 2014.] Dispatchers received a 911 call at 6:50 this evening, September 15, about a structure fire at a house on Olympic Terrace in a quiet neighborhood near Manzanita Bay to the west of Miller Road and Koura Road. The caller reported seeing flames. Other…

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Dino football season.

Spartan Football Throws a Down-Home, Old-Style Homecoming Week

The Spartan Football Team, going strong since 1928, is going retro, focusing on the stuff that made football our country’s favorite sport, like competition, perseverance, home-town pride, community roots, and family togetherness. You know, like on Friday Night Lights. Part of the retro move is the revival this year of the Agate Cup against North Kitsap,…

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Suspect in Murder of Jenise Wright Arraigned Today with Competency Undetermined

Gabriel Gaeta, the 17-year-old in custody for the alleged rape and murder of his 6-year-old neighbor Jenise Wright, faces arraignment this afternoon, September 12, in Kitsap County Superior Court. At his first court appearance on August 11, the defense and prosecution in the case agreed that Gaeta should be mentally evaluated to determine his competency…

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girls golf

Spartan Golfers Outplay Eastside Catholic

The Bainbridge High School Girls’ Golf Team opened their regular season with a win at home over Eastside Catholic, 95-73. Spartan Claire Lunzer led her team with 27 points. Right behind her were Grace Nelson with 25, Sophia Smith with 22, and Kiera Havill with 21. But the medalist for the Wing Point match was a Crusader: McKenna…

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Astrology Weekly

Astrology Weekly 9/7/14: Let Your Imagination Run Wild

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. You can also hear Aleta this week on Kimla Dodds’ show Sacred Secrets on www.12radio.com at 8 a.m. on Monday. To make an appointment…

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windy rainy by Serena

Weather: Gusts and Probable Rain Through the Night

Windy, wet weather is brewing on Bainbridge Island, with gusts expected up to 21 miles per hour and a 60 percent chance of rain this afternoon and tonight. Here is the local forecast from the National Weather Service: Tuesday Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66 degrees F. West-southwest wind around 16 mph,…

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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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seahawks fans in ferry terminal

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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khs free cat day

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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ferry terminal

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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