Connie Mears

Bainbridge Island poised to celebrate Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and, as usual, Bainbridge Island celebrates it with multiple events.


Grant funds multi-cultural enrichment music program

The class was funded by a grant from the Bainbridge Schools Foundation and the Parent Teacher Organization, as "Multicultural Enrichment," a part of Ordway's music program.


Music center hits a flat note with finances

Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs will play a benefit concert for Island Music Center at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at the Center, 10598 NE Valley Road.


Meade finds genius via story

Author Michael Meade will present an interactive evening, “Finding Genius Within Your Life,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Island Center Hall. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit

Carrying a message

History, healing lie at the heart of Japanese American internment commemoration event March 30 on Bainbridge Island.

Community turns out for Bainbridge Library celebration

Hundreds of island residents, and others, came to the library this Saturday, March 17 to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Kathe Fraga blossoms with the help of social media

Bainbridge artist Kathe Fraga paints in a distinct, romantic-yet-modern Chinoiserie style that evokes the walls of a grand old Parisian mansion.

Doctors flip view of dyslexia

The Bainbridge-based Gifts and Challenges Parent Network present Dr. Brock Eide, and Dr. Fernette Eide to speak about dyslexia from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 at IslandWood.

RePower Bainbridge celebrates year milestone

Get a ‘Green Card’ RePower Bainbridge will mark the one year anniversary of launching its island-wide energy efficiency assessment program with a community celebration, “Small Island, Big Green,” Saturday, March 17 in Winslow.

‘Private Eyes’ twists, smolders at Bainbridge Performing Arts

An eyeful “Private Eyes” runs from March 16-25 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Directed by Kate Carruthers. Tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military and teachers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 842-8569.

Bainbridge Public Library turns 50

The Bainbridge Public Library kicks off its year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary with a community event March 17.

Bargain Boutique celebrates the “Wall of Courage” March 10

The Bargain Boutique-Bainbridge Island will host a community celebration of its "Wall of Courage" exhibit from 2:30-5 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the thrift store at 253 Winslow Way W.

Bainbridge Island Park District offers arts sampler

The Park District’s Arts Sampler is from 5-7 p.m. tonight during Art Walk at the Bainbridge Commons, 370 Brien Dr.

Bainbridge Graduate Institute’s ‘Fireside Chat’ focuses on vision

Fireside chat Bainbridge Graduate Institute hosts a sustainability panel “Fireside Chat” from 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at IslandWood, featuring Gifford Pinchot, Bryan Welch and David M. Johnson. Seating is limited and reservations are necessary. To learn more or to reserve seats, visit

Great Decisions at the Library tackles the topic of the Middle East

by popular revolts. Yet the Arab Spring, or Arab Awakening, as it has been alternatively dubbed in the media, is hardly over. “Middle East Realignment” is this week’s topic for Great Decisions at the Library from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at Bainbridge Public Library.

Award-winning poets to read at Hyla Middle School

Ireland poet Geraldine Mills and Seattle poet Susan Rich will present an evening of poetry and global insights at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at Hyla Middle School, 7861 Bucklin Hill Rd. A book signing will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Community input sought for proposed “Gateway Park”

"Gateway Park" is the park being proposed and developed by citizen initiative on the vacant lot at the SW corner of Hwy. 305 and Winslow Way.

Visionkeepers help bring Bainbridge Island Museum of Art to fruition

“Art, period – not just the end result, but the act of creating it, witnessing it, honoring and preserving it – we’ve been doing that as humans for a very long time,” architect Matthew Coates said. “On paper, that we as a community are committed to building this, goes a long way to say how important it is to us."

The art of creating an art museum

A lot of progress is happening below the surface at The Bainbridge Island Art Museum.

Field’s End looks at writing and cultures

Field’s End presents a free roundtable discussion, “Reading, Living and Writing Cross-Culturally” with Margaret Chang from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Bainbridge Public Library.