Connie Mears

Bainbridge library seeks fictional sketches

John Steinbeck might roll over in his grave if he ever Googled the words “Cannery Row.” There, he’d find, a website that describes the street made famous by his novel. Trouble is, back in 1945 when the book was published, there was no street by that name in Monterey. The gritty neighborhood Steinbeck wrote about was called Ocean View Avenue, renamed by city officials 13 years after the book’s release.


“Cannery Row” historian to present at library

Noted historian Michael Kenneth Hemp will host an interactive presentation on Cannery Row, the Monterey street made famous by John Steinbeck's novel of the same… Continue reading


Bloedel charms in fleeting moments

Bloedel Reserve has enjoyed a good share of international attention recently, being named one of the top five gardens in the world by Gardens Illustrated,… Continue reading


Have your cake and read it, too

Bainbridge Public Library sponsors Edible Book Festival

Wilson reflects on capturing light

Artists poring over the 2009-2010 Daniel Smith art supply catalog this fall may be green with envy — a verdant shade of viridian or chromium… Continue reading

Merlin, Robin Hood grace BPA stage

The Magic of Merlin - 5 p.m. Nov. 10 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. Free. The Adventures of Robin Hood - 7 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. Tickets: $10 per person.

Saying yes! to the mythic journey

We are bombarded daily with information, and yet much of it is mental junk food. It doesn’t nourish us.“What we hunger for are meaningful stories,”… Continue reading

Symphony opener offers ‘something to listen for’

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra conductor David Upham’s hand glides through the air, rising slightly, pinches, then lifts again.Suddenly, his shoulders slump and the orchestra screeches to… Continue reading

World of music, dance comes to Bainbridge

The down economy may have put the brakes on travel plans, but get out your passports, Bainbridge – the world is coming to you. During November, residents can immerse themselves in a variety of cultures, sampling the traditional and exotic music, dance and food of people from around the planet. This smorgasbord of ethnically focused events, each organized and presented independently, offers islanders a unique chance to celebrate the rich diversity of arts and customs - all without leaving the island.

Bainbridge grad brings blues to Pegasus

Life is good for Sam Marshall. After a spell at Berklee College of Music, he’s returned to the Northwest to pursue his passion. He released… Continue reading

Bainbridge says adieu to impressario Louise Mills

She was as uncommon and elegant as many of the terms used to describe her: impressario, doyenne, bon vivant. The words evoke the grace of… Continue reading

Kowalski exhibit goes with the floe

Like the icebergs depicted in Dan Kowalski’s photographs, much of the “weight” of the work lies below the surface.Don’t get me wrong: the images are… Continue reading

Ovation!’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is all about engagement

Ovation! production Fiddler on the Roof runs Dec. 4-20 at the Bainbridge High School Theater.

Bainbridge Island Fire Department 2009 Holiday Music Truck Schedule

5 to 9 p.m. each evening from Dec. 11 through Dec. 24

Bainbridge weekend packed with holiday events

‘Tis the season, and Bainbridge has a lot to offer. This particular weekend is jam-packed with holiday-related events.Red for the HolidaysA group exhibition at The… Continue reading

Olympic Performance Group offers Nutcracker production

Dancers from Bainbridge, as well as Seattle and Kitsap County, will perform “The Nutcracker” as part of Olympic Performance Group’s production of the holiday classic.… Continue reading

Peter Pan leaves trail of pixie dust over Bainbridge

Peter Pan runs from Dec. 11-20. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with 3 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: $24 adults, and $18 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers.

Susan Wiggs’ Lakeshore Christmas highlighted

"Lakeshore Christmas," the new novel by Bainbridge Island author Susan Wiggs, is getting some bigtime play on's homepage:The book cover is featured in an… Continue reading

2009 Reviewed: Art and upheaval

The Year in Review: Looking back at 2009 in arts and humanities on Bainbridge Island.

Field Guide to the Christmas Bird Count

Before HDTV, before VCRs, before television - oh, heck - before electricity, people used to entertain themselves on Christmas Day with an event called the… Continue reading