Cecilia Garza

Art exhibition surpasses language and tradition

As a young aspiring artist in Japan, Keiko Hara was told she didn’t stand a chance in a world dominated by men.Times certainly have changed. This month, Hara is featured as part of the Bainbridge Arts & Crafts’ special exhibition celebrating Japanese-American artists in honor of the Civil Liberties Act’s 25th anniversary.

Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour celebrates silver anniversary

The historical garden tour has become a tourist attraction for the island, and over the years it has brought in garden enthusiasts in the hundreds. This week marks their 25th anniversary.

A hoedown at Battle Point Park: Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival jigs into another July

The festival will be back at Battle Point Park Saturday, July 27 for a full day of music on the lawn.

Bainbridge author recounts tale of globetrotting family

The Eagle Harbor Book Company will present author Judith Brown this weekend with her book, “Trouble? What’s That?”

BHS student travels to Russia with youth orchestra

Over the past two weeks, 17-year-old, Sophia Stoyanovich, has traveled with the National Youth Orchestra to Russia and London as an assistant concertmaster.

Bloedel Reserve celebrates 25 years with a year of festivities

The Bloedel Reserve is hosting a series of anniversary celebrations. Starting this August, the reserve will be opening a calendar of events to coincide with the nonprofit’s new master plan projects.

Theatre in the woods: BPA and IslandWood premiere Shakespeare outdoors

Literature’s most appealing castaways will be flung ashore Bainbridge Island this August, with the Bainbridge Performing Arts’ rendition of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

Studio Tour features more than forty local artists

The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 9, 10 and 11.

Gemstone hunter finds funding for new TV series

Last month, geologist and gemstone hunter Houston Wade began the hunt for funding his educational TV pilot, “Get Your Rocks Off with Houston.”

Sculpture fuses inanimate, animate: Bainbridge artist honored posthumously

Seattle University’s Kinsey Gallery is honoring sculptor and Bainbridge High School 1958 alumn, Sara Whipple, posthumously, with a solo show of her work in bronze and wood.

Composed: Island native comes home after musical adventure

Jherek Bischoff didn’t know he would one day arrange orchestral pieces. In fact, it wasn’t until about 2006 that he began to identify himself as someone who could score music. Fast forward seven years, and the Bainbridge Island native has an album featuring orchestral music coupled with such vocal legends as David Byrne and Caetano Veloso and press attention from NPR, the New Yorker, the New York Times and The Guardian. On Aug. 16, Bischoff will return to Bainbridge for his first hometown performance since the release of his 2012 album, “Composed.”

On the Chautauqua circuit: Islander shares story of life in traveling jam band

Back in the 1920s, 97-year-old Martha Tipps was a saxophonist and traveling performer. This was when the Bainbridge Senior Living resident was just 6 years old. Tipps will make a public trip down Memory Lane again on Friday, Aug. 9

Island sculptor carves a place in Seattle gallery show

Unlike other artist studios, one doesn’t just walk into sculptor Will Robinson’s work room. Robinson’s “studio” is an outdoor construction site complete with three cranes, industrial-sized saws fit to cut through boulders, lots of dust and piles and piles of rock.

Transforming a genre: Filmmaker gets his start taking the John Wayne out of the Wild West

After reading Cormac McCarthy’s anti-Western novel “Blood Meridian,” the ‘06 BHS alumnus and University of Washington English graduate was driven by the desire to see past the picture Hollywood cinema drew.

Bainbridge Island crafters host first annual quilt festival

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show held in small town Sisters, Ore. — population 2,038 — has brought in an estimated 12,500 visitors for the nearly 39 years it has been held.

Songs of the Holocaust: Music of Remembrance returns to island for symphonic performance

The Music of Remembrance symphonic ensemble will take islanders on a journey back to the 1930s with a performance at Waterfront Park Community Center. The free show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 and will include works by Laszlo Weiner, Marc Lavry, Erwin Schuloff and Osvaldo Golijov

SLIDESHOW | Aloha, Bainbridge seniors!

The Bainbridge Island Senior Center hosted a Hawaiian-themed fashion show at the Waterfront Park Community Center to benefit senior programs.

Youth group opens gift shop to benefit international education for girls

One group of young islanders have taken it upon themselves to open a holiday boutique in time for the shopping season — while also simultaneously helping educate girls in developing countries around the world.

Bainbridge council moves forward on name change for Japanese American memorial

The Bainbridge Island City Council will consider changing the name of the Japanese American memorial at Pritchard Park during this week's meeting.

50 years outdoors: How the Bainbridge park district got its start

Fifty years at the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District didn’t happen over night. From the start of its long life, a community of supporters worked to jumpstart the agency. The first decade of the park district was a time of planning, and laying groundwork for what would become today’s nearly 1,500 acres of park land.