Jessica Shelton

BI school board approves contract

Members of the Bainbridge Island Educational Support Professional Association finally have a new contract.

Bainbridge’s Cups run over: New coffee shop to open

When a neighbor asks a Pegasus loyalist to meet him at Bainbridge Bakers, there’s a silent scuffle that ensues. It involves eyebrow raising, maybe a little scowling, and — only because human nicety requires it — eventual acquiescence.

UPDATE | Bainbridge school district optimistic, grateful to community following big ‘yes’ vote

Bainbridge Island School District officials were full of gratitude following early results from Tuesday’s Special Election that suggested islanders are in favor of new school buildings.

BARN studio caters to the epicurious

BARN’s Kitchen Arts group has been gathering in various forms since its founding — four years ago, at least, McDill guesses. They’ve hosted classes at St. Barnabas (how to make ricotta) and a collaboration with the glass arts studio (how to make fused glass platters and smoked salmon chowder) but this is the first time they’ve got a monthly meeting going.

FEBRUARY SPECIAL ELECTION | Blakely staff talks need while some question cost

Safety concerns are just one of the reasons Blakely principal Reese Ande and his staff hope that voters will pass a $81.2 million bond proposal for a new campus.

THE RETURN OF THE BORK: BI BBQ resurrects its delivery service three days a week

Wailing women, you’re no longer needed; kill the hair tearing and, while you’re on your way out venturing into society, drop your mourning rags by the laundry. That rich, well-dressed beefcake you used to love is back from the dead, resurrected along with B.I. BBQ’s delivery service.

FEBRUARY SPECIAL ELECTION | BHS 100 Building: 45 years old and feeling it

The Bainbridge High 100 Building has storage problems. And safety problems. And structural problems.

Union, Bainbridge school district reach agreement on new contract

The Bainbridge Island School District and its classified workers union reached a tentative agreement for a new contract at their second mediation meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Talks continue between union, Bainbridge Island School District

No deal. That’s the word Mike McCloud, president for the Bainbridge Island Education Support Professional Association (BIESPA), received from his bargaining team last Thursday after they met with a bargaining team from the Bainbridge Island School District

TBD: The future of the Sakai property

Community meeting planned for brainstorming ideas.

Tiny house, big problems

‘Til the codes come home? Nick Hinton and Nora Phillips spent nearly two years building their tiny house. Now they don’t know where to put it.

Bainbridge gets its first Uber driver

Gone are the days of opening your Uber app and willing a Bainbridge driver to appear, to save you from the buckets of rain on your long walk home from the ferry. Or to rescue you from the Alehouse after a few too many drinks. Or provide some other impromptu transportation service.

Village effort underway to help islanders age in place

There are now more “seniors” than school children.

Contract talks at an impasse: School district, classified employees seek mediation

For the first time in its 16-year history, the union that represents classified employees of the Bainbridge Island School District and the district are going into mediation.

BEHIND THE LIGHTS: A Paris apartment, two visionaries and a little help from their friends

Sandy White is up early on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, unraveling extension cords. Next, he and six other men — Arnie Sturham, Mike Juneau, Bob Grimm, Tom Bryant, Howie Paine and Paine’s stepson, John Zheng — tackle the van, unloading parts. And within a few hours, Winslow Way’s stars and scrolls are up and glowing.

A fishy delegation shows up to the COP21 demonstrations in Paris

When Debra D’Angelo left for Paris last week, she lugged a suitcase full of fish.

The Figgy Pudding Peddlers wassail down Winslow Way, bringing holiday cheer to all

No boozy fruitcakes here. The Figgy Pudding Peddlers' holiday offerings are more like those espoused by Buddy the Elf — spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear — though noticeably more mellifluous.

Local designers move up and out into Island Craft complex

Seven years ago, Chelsea and James Minola were making shower curtains out of a residential garage on Wing Point Way. Today, they collaborate with architects, interior designers and high-profile brands all over the world. And they've got a new space to boot.