Jessica Shelton

Meet the island’s own master somm

Court of Master Sommeliers exam director Shayn Bjornholm shares his first sip, his first seminal bottle and his tips for tasting ‘petrol.’

The nicest BARN you’ve ever seen

Maker space shapes up for springtime debut.

BIMA exhibit honors the region’s original artists

Big Girl has retired. Her 35mm arms were dismantled by BIMA’s installation crew on Monday.

Happy birthday, ACE: Island’s hardware store celebrates 25 years of business

The secret to the business' longevity is employee loyalty, community giving and sacrifice (the Mikami's home DIY projects that never get completed).

Best Bets for Oct. 7-9 | THE BAINBRIDGE BLAB

Rabid real estate + two geniuses at a bar + utopia art

Computer science students design apps, websites for local nonprofits

Bainbridge High students code for good, helping Bainbridge Youth Services, Bainbridge Football Boosters and Melanesian Women Today, among others.

Scout builds sitting area for Madrona House

For his Eagle Scout project, Cruz Strom built a covered sitting area for residents of the Madrona House assisted living facility. He rallied a crew of more than 50 boys, adults and organizations to put the project together, many of them donating time and supplies, like Bainbridge First Baptist Church, Ace Hardware and the Kiwanis Club and Rotary.

Bainbridge Island School Board considers new principals’, teachers’ contracts

The Bainbridge Island School Board was set to approve two new staff contracts at its bimonthly meeting this week.

New schools chief launches ‘listening tour’

Peter Bang-Knudsen is about to eat and breathe three questions: What’s working well? What can be improved? And what advice do you have for him as an “instructionally-focused superintendent”?

Bainbridge school board gives unanimous nod to 2016-2017 budget

The Bainbridge Island School Board unanimously approved the district’s budget for the 2016-2017 school year at its final meeting in August.

Former home of American Marine Bank sold to local investor

Could the iconic Winslow Way building be the next Bainbridge Island police station? Perhaps, says new owner George Lobisser.

Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers finds a permanent home

Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers’ Kid’s Club program has been bouncing around for months. Not like, “Oh this is fun, we’re on a trampoline” bouncing, but rather, Little Orphan Annie-style, like you have no home and everybody keeps punting you.

Chinese restaurant to open at Island Village

Your fortune, oh reader: Don’t be hasty, prosperity will knock on your door soon. Prosperity in the form of fried rice, kung pao shrimp and spicy garlic eggplant.

Advisory group takes first crack at new Blakely Elementary

In-depth study sets out size, space needs for new South End school.

Smile Partners grants preschoolers free dental screenings

No cavities, no signs of decay. But lots of crushed goldfish.

‘SeeStack’ tower would give unique panorama of Bainbridge Island

The Sakai SeeStack would soar 94 feet into the Bainbridge sky “to see above the trees, to peek at our neighboring peaks and to look deep into the Salish Sea.”

Work and play a ‘must’ for teachers’ summer break

Jillian Price was going to be so productive....

Modern design gallery opens in Winslow

The son of a bronze sculptor and a toy designer, Brandon Perhacs was destined for design. He considered fighting it, like any thoughtful teenage rebel, recanting the vision that betrayed him as his parents’. Only a book of theirs did him in. In “Space of Akari and Stone” he discovered Isamu Noguchi. While other kids worshiped Michael Jordan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, he was mesmerized by the first person to place electric bulbs in paper lamps.

An activist pastor comes to a whitewashed island

“What we do with our bodies and others’ bodies, who we see as worthy of life, how we deal with violence — these are theological issues,” Cushman explained.

Book-a-month club: Jim Whiting writes faster than you can read

What’s taller: a stack of books or the 72-year-old man who wrote them? Jim Whiting believes he’s Washington’s most prolific author, having published some 170 titles of children’s nonfiction and edited 500 others. He’s queried librarian friends about his claim and thus far has met no contenders.