Jessica Shelton

Three BHS students are winners in national art, writing competition

When Grace Bautista was in 10th grade, a classmate called her a dogeater. The slur was not her first and it stung. He was joking, but it didn’t matter.

Pelindaba Lavender opens shop downtown

Lavender is like the Holy Grail in the third Indiana Jones movie. The plant has all sorts of special powers. Only, there’s no need to thwart circular blades or cross an invisible bridge to find it (and you’re probably not going to live for seven hundred years if you do).

A Rotary record: Club gives 30 grants to area nonprofits

It’s a philanthropic payday. The Bainbridge Island Rotary Club has outdone itself again, awarding more grants than ever before to worthy area nonprofits.

Feminism wears a pink power suit and carries a chihuahua

"Legally Blonde," Bainbridge High's spring musical, opens Thursday, April 28 in the LGI.

TRASHY BY DESIGN: Fashion show celebrates buying less, reusing more

A primer on how to dress with your carbon footprint in mind, with the help of the Trashion Show and its organizers.

School board picks Peter Bang-Knudsen for superintendent

The Bainbridge Island School Board voted 4 to 1 Monday to make an offer to Peter Bang-Knudsen for district superintendent. Lynn Smith, who was not present at the meeting, cast a proxy vote for Steve Matthews.

Bainbridge school board meets Monday to select superintendent

The Bainbridge Island School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 18 to discuss the four superintendent candidates and likely make a final decision about who is best suited to lead the district’s educational endeavors.

Candidates take turns in the hot seat

Four hopefuls for superintendent position get grilled.

PUBLIC ART CHOSEN FOR WAYPOINT: Putting out the welcome baskets

Christine Clark hadn’t been to Bainbridge but once, 10 or 15 years ago.

Brendan McGill to open juice bar at Madrone Lane in May

Bacon, be damned. At Verjus, it's all about the fruit and veggies.

Bond timeline: Blakely first, then BHS’s 100 Building

Construction on Blakely is scheduled to begin in March 2018 with building completion by August 2019. Construction work on a new BHS 100 Building is scheduled to begin in January 2019, with a projected opening in May 2020.

The mEGGa Hunt is an egg-cellent way to spend your Saturday

Meet the big bunny himself, play the drums and make Easter crafts.

Injuries, questions remain after Ordway bus incident

“Hunter has had a fall and we’re trying to calm her.” That’s the message that sent Dawnae Whittlesey running out her door on a Tuesday afternoon nearly four weeks ago. Her daughter’s wheelchair had toppled when her bus made its first turn, the caller from the school district’s transportation office said. The driver had neglected to latch it correctly.

Health officials say water in Bainbridge schools is safe to drink

Engineering firm to conduct further lead testing at Ordway

Buying local has a new name: Blinx gets major overhaul, becomes Covet

“A lot of people say, ‘Oh, I don’t shop local because it’s so expensive,’” Kinkead said. “Well, our Hudson jeans are $11 cheaper than they are at Nordstrom. We want people to know that you can shop on the island and you’re gonna get a better price, I think, for some of these items, than you would if you went to Seattle.”

Bainbridge school district to host special panel to talk about lead found in drinking water at Ordway Elementary

The Bainbridge Island School District will hold an informational meeting about lead in drinking water this Thursday.

Neighbors explode over plan for service dog training facility

The public rollout for a proposed service dog training facility turned ugly Tuesday, with neighbors cutting off presenters, criticizing city planning staff and blasting the project every which way for over an hour.

It’s homework time: Sakai park planning continues

Islanders have been hard at work since the first Sakai planning meeting late last month. One hundred and seventy-five people showed up for the workshop led by Bob Linz and, through a series of open-ended exercises, generated a list of uses 77 items long.

Realogics Sothebys to revive Winslow’s old hardware store

Every morning, before rubbing elbows with the bankers, the minister, the businessmen – really, all the men in town - who congregated at the coffee shop down the street, Don Beemer would “roll the sidewalk out” in front of Holger’s Hardware.

Winslow pizza shop is first in state to deliver beer, wine

We all have those days. You’re camped out on the couch in a mismatched comfort combo. You’re reading or watching TV or sluggishly ruminating. There’s no way you’re going to trek to Safeway or T&C this evening. So you crane your neck to see if you can make out the numbers on your refrigerator magnet.