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IB’s Top 10 Stories in July 2014

Here are the 10 most-read articles Inside Bainbridge published during July, 2014, in descending order: WSF Has a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Both Directions of Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry Service Suspended Hammy’s: Lynwood Center’s New Old-Style Hamburger Joint Bainbridge’s New Stone Mosaic ‘Labyrinth’ Is a Tour de Force (w/ Photo Gallery) Bainbridge Procession…

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all comers by marilynn gottlieb

Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet Results for July 28 2014

by Jim Whiting, All-Comers Coach Rowan Schick, AJ Stevens, Madison Stevens, Hannah Gray, and Camden Brown won four events, while Gabi Frank, Addy Wilson, Anna Wachter, Sarah Salot, Elizabeth Patterson, Charlie DiIorio Triesch, Adrian King, Rebecca Sharer, and Evan Saint Clair were all triple winners at Monday’s Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet at the BHS track….

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kids with blueberry buckets

Get Sweet Summer Fatties Now at the Bainbridge Island Blueberry Farm

What could be finer than a bucketful of plump berries and a bright bouquet that you’ve harvested yourself in the sun at a local farm? Bainbridge Island Blueberry Co. on N. Madison Avenue has begun keeping u-pick hours for the start of what owner Stacy Lewars said is promising to be the farm’s best season…

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Tokitae ferry

Yet Another Boat Down—Seriously—Adds to Ferry Woes

The Tokitae ferry, which serves the Mukilteo/Clinton route, was pulled from service today, July 30, for “necessary repairs.” Without a specific explanation, Washington State Ferries (WSF) canceled the 2 p.m. departure from Clinton and the 2:30 p.m. departure from Mukilteo, saying it will provide updates when available. The brand new Tokitae had only been running in…

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter 7/30/14: Unwanted, Intoxicated People of Both Genders

POLICE BLOTTER July 29 Messy Car Prowl. A woman reported a car prowl to her vehicle parked on Knechtel. She said the car door had been left ajar. Grocery bags, car information including registration, glasses, and valet key had been scattered around the car. She didn’t think anything had been taken. July 28 Fraud. A…

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Tacoma ferry pushed by tugboats in Puget Sound

WSF Has a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

[Read the update to this story.] Whether you’re a vessel-half-empty or a vessel-half-full kind of person, it’s difficult to deny that Washington State Ferries (WSF) is having a pretty bad day. Striking at the heart of its highest annual ridership during a year that is shaping up to be its busiest ever, WSF’s two largest…

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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 Wednesdays at noon.  Listen to last week’s show here. To make an appointment for a personalized astrological reading from Aleta, visit her website: 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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Styrofoam recycling

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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Found Dog: Watson

At 1:15 this afternoon, July 16, a woman near Frey and Arrowpoint found an older male golden retriever named Watson. Watson had obviously been to the beach. She tried calling the number on his collar, but the message went to generic voice mail. If you know this dog, call 206-659-8863.

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sunny summer lawn chair

Weather: Some Like It Hot

It looks like clear skies and hot temps are here to stay a while. With this weekend’s extreme low tides, it’s great beach time. Because of hot dry conditions, the BIFD has issued a wildfire danger warning. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Bainbridge Island: Friday Sunny, with a high near 86 degrees F….

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pearl django

Wednesday Concerts in the Parks Kicks off This Week with Pearl Django

Our summer season of free Wednesday evening concerts starts tomorrow, July 9, from 7 to 8:30 at Battle Point Park. Sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Rec District, concerts will be every Wednesday at Battle Point Park through August 20. Seattle-based gypsy jazz band Pearl Django will get the music flowing this week with its…

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lost dog

Found: Do You Know This Dog?

A couple who live off of Frey Avenue near the northern border of Battle Point Park report that they were first visited by this female husky on July 5 and again on July 6. They have never seen her before in their neighborhood. They said, “There is a deer family of two does, a yearling…

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lost dog

IB Will Post Lost & Found Pets: Here’s What We Need from You

It’s that time of year. Dogs and cats freaked out from fireworks run off in fear, become disoriented or even injured, and don’t know how to get home. We know that many of you are missing pets and some have found or seen lost ones. We would like to help by creating a master list…

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statue of liberty independence day by wonderlane

Weather: Sunny Independence Day with Warming Trend Ahead

Independence Day looks like a winner, with mostly sunny, warm but not hot conditions. Temperatures will rise into the upper 70s through the weekend into the week. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Bainbridge Island: Independence Day Partly sunny, with a high near 71 degrees F. Light east wind. Friday Night Mostly cloudy,…

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sunny lily by Marilynn Gottlieb

Weather: A Warm Sunny Week Ahead

It appears that summer weather on Bainbridge Island is not waiting for July 5 to arrive. Here is the National Weather Service forecast: Tonight A 40 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52 degrees F. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the evening. Monday Mostly sunny, with…

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Play Winslow

Weekend on the Rock June 27-29, 2014: Stoyanovich, Dance, Gardens, Auction

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of June 27-29, 2014: 1. Fairy House Workshop with Ann Lovejoy   When: Friday, 10-11:30 a.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: Well-known garden talent Ann Lovejoy leads kids 6 and up in making affordable-living fairy condos on the library grounds. Sign up at the library or…

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